Synthesis and second harmonic generation studies of NLO-functionalized polyamides

Hong Ku Shim, Chong Bok Yoon, Han Young Woo

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Several NLO-functionalized polyimides were synthesized through novel synthetic pathways and their NLO properties were characterized. For preventing the disadvantage in poly(amic acid) precursor route, the Mitsunobu reaction and alternative synthetic route for NLO polyimides were chosen. The second-order NLO coefficients (χ(2)) of the synthesized polyimides were between 48pm/V and 122pm/V. The thermal stability of nonlinearity characterized showed that all polyimide films retain their NLO activities at temperatures below 100°C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-42
Number of pages10
JournalMacromolecular Symposia
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Aug
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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