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Intramolecular Cooperative Effects in Multichromophoric Cavitands Exhibiting Nonlinear Optical Properties

Csók, Z and Szuroczki, P and Kollár, L and Ngo, HM and Ledoux-Rak, I and Caturello, NAMS and Albuquerque, RQ (2015) Intramolecular Cooperative Effects in Multichromophoric Cavitands Exhibiting Nonlinear Optical Properties. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 119 (22). pp. 12608-12615. ISSN 1932-7447

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Abstract

We report on the design, synthesis, and characterization of a new class of multichromophoric cavitands based on resorcin[4]arenes. The novel compounds have exhibited high values of second-order nonlinear optical (NLO) properties, as evidenced by electric-field-induced second harmonic generation (EFISHG) measurements. Theoretical calculations indicate the presence of edge-to-face T-shaped interactions between the aromatic building blocks within these multichromophoric systems, which is further supported by the detection of hypsochromic shifts in UV-vis and upfield aromatic chemical shifts in <sup>1</sup>H NMR. We proved for the first time that the gain in the quadratic hyperpolarizabilities of multichromophoric NLO macrocycles, originating from the near parallel orientations of the subchromophores, can be partially suppressed if the distance between the dipolar subunits falls into a specific range, where intramolecular cooperative and/or collective effects are operative. Our finding will contribute to the better understanding of the phenomenon of cooperativity in new molecular materials with promising NLO properties. (Figure Presented). © 2015 American Chemical Society.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 09 Engineering, 03 Chemical Sciences, 10 Technology
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Pharmacy & Biomolecular Sciences
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2016 09:04
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 09:04
DOI or Identification number: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b03047
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4240

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