A novel square-planar diimine-dithiolate nonlinear optical (NLO) chromophore, the complex [Ni(o-phen)(bdt)] (1), is reported in this paper (o-phen = dianion of 1,2-phenylendiamina; bdt =1,2-benzenedithiolate). This compound has been fully characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, UV-vis-NIR spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry, DFT, and TD-DFT calculations. 1 crystallizes in the P21 space group and shows an almost planar molecule. The cyclic voltammetry measurements present an irreversible anodic peak at 0.87 V and reversible and quasi-reversible reduction waves at -0.35 and -1.13 V, respectively. A medium-intense (ϵ = 1.91 × 104 mol-1 dm3 cm-1) absorption with a maximum at 728 nm appears in the UV-vis-NIR spectrum. The molecular second-order NLO properties of 1 have been measured by the electric field induced second-harmonic generation technique in DMF solution, giving values of -1000 × 10-48 esu for μβ1.907 and -356 × 10-48 esu for μβ0. Furthermore, remarkable solid-state responses have been measured for polymeric films of 1. Indeed, this complex has been embedded into poly(methyl methacrylate) poled films showing high NLO response (d33 = 1.90 ± 0.38 pm/V), higher than those previously reported for similar push-pull metal complexes. Moreover, 1 represents the first example of a diimine-dithiolate chromophore incorporated into a NLO-active film.
|Titolo:||High Second-Order NLO Response Exhibited by the First Example of Polymeric Film Incorporating a Diimine-Dithiolate Square-Planar Complex: The [Ni(o-phen)(bdt)]|
PILIA, LUCA (Primo)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Tipologia:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|