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This contribution details the synthesis and chemical/physical characterization of a series of unconventional twisted pi-electron system electro-optic (EO) chromophores. Crystallographic analysis of these chromophores reveals large ring-ring dihedral twist angles (80-89 degrees) and a highly charge-separated zwitterionic structure dominating the ground(More)
For fluorescent compounds, the combined use of absorption and emission solvatochromic data allows to estimate indirectly the cavity radius of the molecule in solution, a very critical parameter in the application of the solvatochromic method for the determination of the quadratic hyperpolarizability beta of dipolar molecules. For two test compounds,(More)
Diphenyl-(4-{2-[4-(2-pyridin-4-yl-vinyl)-phenyl]-vinyl}-phenyl)-amine (DPVPA) constitutes a novel acido-triggered reversible luminescent and nonlinear optical switch. Remarkably, for the first time the Electric-Field Induced Second Harmonic generation (EFISH) technique is used to reveal a protonation-deprotonation NLO contrast.
Copper(II) bisimidazolate affords five different polymorphs; of these, one was structurally characterized 40 years ago by standard single-crystal X-ray diffraction (Jarvis, J. A. J.; Wells, A. F. Acta Crystallogr. 1960, 13, 1027), while the remaining four, selectively prepared as pure polycrystalline phases, have been now studied by X-ray powder diffraction(More)
Mixed M(II)/M(III) metal oxalates, as "stripes" connected through strong hydrogen bonding by para-dimethylaminobenzaldeide (DAMBA) and water, form an organic-inorganic 2D network that enables segregation in layers of the cationic organic NLO-phore trans-4-(4-dimethylaminostyryl)-1-methylpyridinium, [DAMS+]. The crystalline hybrid materials obtained have the(More)
We report the design, synthesis, molecular optical properties, and solid state emissive behaviour of a series of novel compounds, which, similar to the archetypal AIE luminogen tetraphenylethene, are formed of a central olefin stator and decorated with either three or four rotors. These rotors, being either electron-rich substituted benzenes, or(More)
A series of 4-X-1-methylpyridinium cationic nonlinear optical (NLO) chromophores (X = (E)-CH=CHC(6)H(5); (E)-CH=CHC(6)H(4)-4'-C(CH(3))(3); (E)-CH=CHC(6)H(4)-4'-N(CH(3))(2); (E)-CH=CHC(6)H(4)-4'-N(C(4)H(9))(2); (E,E)-(CH=CH)(2)C(6)H(4)-4'-N(CH(3))(2)) with various organic (CF(3)SO(3)(-), p-CH(3)C(6)H(4)SO(3)(-)), inorganic (I(-), ClO(4)(-), SCN(-),(More)