Strong hydrogen bonds as a design element for developing new non-linear optical crystals: Co-crystals of merocyanine dyes and phenol derivatives

Feng Pan*, Ricky M S WONG, Christian Bosshard, Peter Günter, Volker Grämlich

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Abstract

In this work we show that with strong hydrogen bonds, including a 'very strong' hydrogen bond and/or strong hydrogen-bonding networks, highly non-linear optically active chromophores, merocyanine dyes and phenol derivatives, are assembled as salt or semi-salt crystals, leading to improvement in crystallinity and interesting non-linear optical properties. Our approach is discussed in connection with four co-crystal structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-266
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials for Optics and Electronics
Volume6
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Hydrogen bonds
  • Merocyanine dye
  • Nonlinear optics

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