Molecules of ruthenium-based olefin metathesis catalysts as two- and three-photon absorbers.

Abstract

Three ruthenium-based complexes exhibiting catalytic activity in olefin metathesis have been examined for the presence of interesting nonlinear optical (NLO) properties. Measurements were performed by the Z-scan technique using a tunable femtosecond laser system. This initial screening for potential new applications in photonics of complexes representative of a wide family of ruthenium-based olefin metathesis catalysts has found moderately strong two-photon and three-photon absorption properties in relatively simple molecules that may lead to the development of a new class of strong nonlinear absorbers.

DOI: 10.1039/c2dt31899g

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@article{Wierzbicka2012MoleculesOR, title={Molecules of ruthenium-based olefin metathesis catalysts as two- and three-photon absorbers.}, author={Celina Wierzbicka and M Nyk and Krzysztof Skowerski and Marek Samo{\'c}}, journal={Dalton transactions}, year={2012}, volume={41 43}, pages={13258-60} }