Synthesis and nonlinear optical properties of 1,3,5-tricyano-2,4,6-tris[2-(thiophen-2-yl)vinyl]benzene derivatives

Bong-Rae Cho, Young Hoon Kim, Kyung Wha Son, Chajara Khalil, Yong Ho Kim, Seung-Joon Jeon

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1,3,5-Tricyano-2,4,6-tris[2-(thiophen-2-yl)vinyl] benzene derivatives have been synthesized as a new type of octupolar nonlinear optical molecules and their linear and nonlinear optical properties were determined. The λmax values increased with the conjugation length and as the conjugation bridge was changed from phenyl to thienyl group. For phenyl and thiophene derivatives, the β value increased with conjugation length. In contrast, the b values of the thiophene derivatives were much smaller than the corresponding phenyl derivatives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1253-1256
Number of pages4
JournalBulletin of the Korean Chemical Society
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Sep 20



  • Nonlinear optics
  • Octupole
  • Thiophene

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  • Chemistry(all)

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