In this research, two 4-styrylpyridines carrying an acceptor –NO2 (L1) or a donor –NMe2 group (L2) were axially coordinated to A4 ZnII porphyrins displaying in 5,10,15,20 meso position aryl moieties with remarkable electron withdrawing properties (pentafluorophenyl (TFP)), and with moderate to strong electron donor properties (phenyl (TPP) < 3,5-di-tert-butylphenyl (TBP) < bis(4-tert-butylphenyl)aniline) (TNP)). The second order nonlinear optical (NLO) properties of the resulting complexes were measured in CHCl3 solution by the Electric-Field-Induced Second Harmonic generation technique, and the quadratic hyperpolarizabilities βλ were compared to the Density Functional Theory (DFT)-calculated scalar quantities β||. Our combined experimental and theoretical approach shows that different interactions are involved in the NLO response of L1- and L2-substituted A4 ZnII porphyrins, suggesting a role of backdonation-type mechanisms in the determination of the negative sign of Electric-Field-Induced Second Harmonic generation (EFISH) βλ, and a not negligible third order contribution for L1-carrying complexes.

Second Order Nonlinear Optical Properties of 4-Styrylpyridines Axially Coordinated to A4 ZnII Porphyrins: A Comparative Experimental and Theoretical Investigation / F. Tessore, G. Di Carlo, A. Forni, S. Righetto, F. Limosani, A. Orbelli Biroli. - In: INORGANICS. - ISSN 2304-6740. - 8:8(2020 Aug 14), pp. 45.1-45.13. [10.3390/inorganics8080045]

Second Order Nonlinear Optical Properties of 4-Styrylpyridines Axially Coordinated to A4 ZnII Porphyrins: A Comparative Experimental and Theoretical Investigation

F. Tessore
Primo
;
G. Di Carlo
Secondo
;
S. Righetto;A. Orbelli Biroli
Ultimo
2020-08-14

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In this research, two 4-styrylpyridines carrying an acceptor –NO2 (L1) or a donor –NMe2 group (L2) were axially coordinated to A4 ZnII porphyrins displaying in 5,10,15,20 meso position aryl moieties with remarkable electron withdrawing properties (pentafluorophenyl (TFP)), and with moderate to strong electron donor properties (phenyl (TPP) < 3,5-di-tert-butylphenyl (TBP) < bis(4-tert-butylphenyl)aniline) (TNP)). The second order nonlinear optical (NLO) properties of the resulting complexes were measured in CHCl3 solution by the Electric-Field-Induced Second Harmonic generation technique, and the quadratic hyperpolarizabilities βλ were compared to the Density Functional Theory (DFT)-calculated scalar quantities β||. Our combined experimental and theoretical approach shows that different interactions are involved in the NLO response of L1- and L2-substituted A4 ZnII porphyrins, suggesting a role of backdonation-type mechanisms in the determination of the negative sign of Electric-Field-Induced Second Harmonic generation (EFISH) βλ, and a not negligible third order contribution for L1-carrying complexes.
4-styrylpyridine; ZnII porphyrins; axial coordination; nonlinear optics; EFISH; DFT calculations;
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