Polymetallic Nonlinear Optical Chromophores

Dr Ben Coe and his collaborators have combined two popular but previously separate areas of research involving transition metal-based nonlinear optical (NLO) chromophores.

transition metal-based nonlinear optical (NLO) chromophores

Dr Ben Coe and his collaborators have combined two popular but previously separate areas of research involving transition metal-based nonlinear optical (NLO) chromophores. They have made and studied zinc or cadmium tris(2,2'-bipyridyl) complexes with six ferrocenyl substituents. Besides chemical novelty, these compounds are rare in showing pronounced quadratic and cubic NLO effects, via harmonic light scattering and two-photon absorption measurements. Ferrocenyl units are amenable to redox-switching of optical properties and enhance crystallising ability.

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