Second-Order Nonlinear Optical Active Calix[4]arene Polyimides Suitable for Frequency Doubling in the UV Region

Paul J.A. Kenis, Oscar F.J. Noordman, Niek F. Van Hulst, Johan F.J. Engbersen, David N. Reinhoudt, Benno H.M. Hams, Cornelis P.J.M. Van Der Vorst

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Abstract

A new type of soluble calix[4]arene-based polyimides was prepared by reaction of bis(3-aminopropyl) dipropyl functionalized tetranitrocalix[4]arenes with hexafluoroisopropylidene diphthalic anhydride. Spin-coating of these polymers and subsequent electric field poling results in films that are highly transparent above 410 nm and exhibit high and thermally stable second harmonic generation coefficients. These properties make these materials very suitable for frequency-doubling applications in the UV region (820-410 nm).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)596-601
Number of pages6
JournalChemistry of Materials
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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    Kenis, P. J. A., Noordman, O. F. J., Van Hulst, N. F., Engbersen, J. F. J., Reinhoudt, D. N., Hams, B. H. M., & Van Der Vorst, C. P. J. M. (1997). Second-Order Nonlinear Optical Active Calix[4]arene Polyimides Suitable for Frequency Doubling in the UV Region. Chemistry of Materials, 9(2), 596-601. https://doi.org/10.1021/cm960420g