Highly ordered films of neat calix[4]arenes for second nonlinear optics

Erik Kelderman, Gerard J.T. Heesink, Lode Derhaeg, Thierry Verbiest, Piet T.A. Klaase, Willem Verboom, Johan F.J. Engbersen, Niek F. van Hulst, Koen Clays, Andre Persoons, David N. Reinhoudt

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In substituted calix[4]-arenes-cyclophanes consisting of four phenol moieties connected by methylene bridges-the number and also the relative positions of the donor and/or acceptor pi- conjugated (D-pi-A) units can be varied by changing the configuration. The Figure illustrates the cone configuration. The molecular and thin-film NLO properties of three tetra-D-pi- A-substituted calix[4]arenes, including their orientation in thin films and the stability of their NLO properties, are described.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)925-930
JournalAdvanced materials
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1993


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