Electronic/photonic property modulations of D-π-D(A) chromophores by DTT as π-center

O. K. Kim, H. Y. Woo, W. B. Heuer, K. S. Kim, K. S. Lee

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Multifunctional chromophores are synthesized based on dithienothiophene, DDT (π-center) linked through conjugation by donor/donor (D/D) or D/acceptor (D/A) pair segments at the molecular end. Novel electronic/photonic properties are assessed by cyclic voltammetry (CV) and two-photon absorption (TPA). CV shows that the D/D system displays two oxidation/one reduction waves, while the D/A system shows two oxidation/two reduction waves. Such unusual redox is reflected in the amphotericity particularly with D/D system and can be accounted for solely by the involvement of DTT. Exceptionally large TPA cross-section values of these chromophores relative to those based on benzenoid π-center seem to be the result of unique electronic modulation effect of DTT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)795-796
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Mar
Externally publishedYes
EventThe San Francisco Meeting - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: 2000 Mar 262000 Mar 31

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics


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