A novel square-planar diimine−dithiolate nonlinear optical (NLO) chromophore, the complex [Ni(ophen)(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.
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)] / L. Pilia, D. Marinotto, M. Pizzotti, F. Tessore, N. Robertson. - In: JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY. C. - ISSN 1932-7447. - 120:34(2016 Aug 04), pp. 19286-19294.
|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)]|
MARINOTTO, DANIELE (Secondo)
TESSORE, FRANCESCA (Penultimo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/03 - Chimica Generale e Inorganica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||4-ago-2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b04434|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|