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)
The synthesis, structural and spectroscopic characterization, and nonlinear optical response properties of a " slightly " twisted zwitterionic 4-quinopyran electrooptic chromophore FMC,
As a function of the ability of the solvent to behave as acceptor of halogen bonding, the NLO-phores under study give rise to microbeta(lambda) values ranging from +192 x 10(-48) esu to -465 x 10(-48) esu.
The synthesis of two new thiocyanate free Ru(II) complexes with different pyrid-2-yl tetrazolate ligands is reported, along with their electrochemical, spectroscopic and theoretical characterization. The corresponding dye-sensitized solar cell devices were prepared, leading to 3.4% conversion efficiency, promising data, considering the simplicity of the… (More)