Second-order nonlinear optical properties of octupolar molecules structure-property relationship

Hwan Myung Kim, Bong Rae Cho

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There is contemporary research interest in the development of second-order nonlinear optical materials exhibiting large first hyperpolarizabilities (β) for possible applications in electro-optic devices. In this article, the structure-property relationships of octupolar molecules such as tris(bipyridyl) metal ion complexes and 1,3,5-trisubstituted benzene, triphenylamine, 1,3,5-trimethoxybenzene, subphthalocyanine, truxenone, 1,3,5-trinitrobenzene, 1,3,5-triazine, 1,3,5-tricyanobenzene, and hexasubstituted benzene derivatives are briefly reviewed to provide a guideline for the design of efficient nonlinear optical materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7402-7409
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Issue number40
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct 28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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