High-Generation Second-Order Nonlinear Optical (NLO) Dendrimers: Convenient Synthesis by Click Chemistry and the Increasing Trend of NLO Effects


  • We are grateful to the National Science Foundation of China (no. 20674059, J0730426), the program of NCET, and Wuhan University (5081002) for financial support.


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Click it in: Forth and fifth generation dendrimers (see structure), bearing 30 and 62 azobenzene chromophore moieties, respectively, are conveniently prepared in satisfactory yields through a combination of divergent and convergent approaches by using the powerful Sharpless “click” reaction.