We thank NSF-NIRT, AFOSR (Polymer Smart Skins), Boeing-Johnson Foundation, and the Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Washington for financial support. We also thank P. Bedworth and S. Ermer for very useful discussions.
Focused Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of 2,5-Dihydrofuran Derivatives as Electron Acceptors for Highly Efficient Nonlinear Optical Chromophores†
Article first published online: 9 APR 2003
© 2003 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 15, Issue 7-8, pages 603–607, April, 2003
How to Cite
Liu, S., Haller, M.A., Ma, H., Dalton, L.R., Jang, S.-H. and Jen, A.K.-Y. (2003), Focused Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of 2,5-Dihydrofuran Derivatives as Electron Acceptors for Highly Efficient Nonlinear Optical Chromophores. Adv. Mater., 15: 603–607. doi: 10.1002/adma.200304813
- Issue published online: 9 APR 2003
- Article first published online: 9 APR 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 10 FEB 2003
- Manuscript Received: 31 DEC 2002
- Microwave-assisted synthesis;
- Nonlinear optics
Highly efficient and tunable electron acceptors composed of a diverse family of 2,5-dihydrofuran derivatives have been synthesized using single-mode focused microwave irradiation. A very large electro-optic coefficient and long-term temporal stability (see Figure) have been demonstrated in a host/guest system composed of polyquinoline and the nonlinear optical chromophore shown in the Figure.