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Feng Yu, Andrew M. Spring, Lu Li, Feng Qiu, Kazuhiro Yamamoto, Daisuke Maeda, Masaaki Ozawa, Keisuke Odoi and Shiyoshi Yokoyama An enhanced host–guest electro-optical polymer system using poly(norbornene-dicarboximides) via ROMP Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry 51

Article first published online: 26 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.26505

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Molecular weight and microstructure controlled poly(N-cyclohexyl-5-norbornene-2,3-dicarboximide)s have been synthesized through ring opening metathesis polymerization. These materials were employed as electro-optic (EO) polymer hosts for high molecular hyperpolarizability chromophores. Polymer having 98% trans microstructure exhibited enhanced EO activity after poling at elevated temperatures, showing an EO coefficient of 93 pm/V. Temporal stability of EO activity was confirmed due to the high-Tg property of the polymer host.

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