Nitrocalix[4]arenes as molecules for second-order nonlinear optics

Erik Kelderman, Willem Verboom, Johan F.J. Engbersen, David N. Reinhoudt, Gerard J.T. Heesink, Niek F. van Hulst, Lode Derhaeg, Andre Persoons

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The frequency-doubling of 820 nm laser light is o­ne of the properties of a series of nitrocalix-[4]arenes making them suitable, in principle, for the construction of a blue laser. Derivative 1 is the most promising, since it displays the greatest hyperpolarizability and the largest dipole moment and is stable as a film in a polymer matrix for long periods.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1075-1077
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie, International Edition in English
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1992


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