[Ir(ppy)2(5-R-1,10-phen)][PF6] (ppy = cyclometallated 2-phenylpyridine, phen = phenanthroline, R = H, Me, NMe2, NO2) and [Ir(ppy)2(4-R’,7-R’-1,10-phen)][PF6] (R’ = Me, Ph) complexes are characterized by one of the highest second order NLO response (measured by the EFISH technique) reported for a metal complex, mainly due (as suggested by a theoretical SOS-TDDFT investigation) to MLCT processes from the ppy–Ir based moiety acting as donor push system to p* orbitals of phen, acting as an acceptor pull system; the good transparency to the second harmonic emission renders these NLO-phores appealing as building blocks for molecular materials with second harmonic generation.
|Titolo:||Cyclometallated Iridium(III) complexes with substituted 1,10-phenanthrolines: a new class of highly active organometallic second order NLO-phores with excellent transparency with respect to second harmonic emission.|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/03 - Chimica Generale e Inorganica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1039/b708073e|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|