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A new class of second-order non-linear optical material: stilbazolium benzimidazolate covalently bound to polymer backbone

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This paper describes the first example of the preparation of stilbazolium benzimidazolate covalently bound to polymer backbone using a novel methacrylate monomer, 2-{4-[2-(4-methacryloyloxyphenyl)ethenyl]pyridinio}benzimidazolate. A free radical copolymerization of 2-{4-[2-(4-methacryloyloxyphenyl)ethenyl]pyridinio}benzimidazolate (1 equiv.) with butyl methacrylate (6 equiv.) provided a methacrylate polymer containing 1.7 mol% of betaine units. The resulting polymer exhibited a glass transition temperature of 30 °C. The number-average (M n ) and weight-average (M w ) molecular masses were 36 900 and 79 300, respectively, estimated by GPC measurement. The second-order non-linear optical property of the obtained polymer was investigated by second-harmonic generation (SHG) measurements applying the Maker fringe method using a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser (1064 nm) as an exciting beam after corona-poling, indicating that the d 33 value of the resulting copolymer was 5.1 pm V -1 .

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J. Mater. Chem., 1997,7, 1389-1393
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A new class of second-order non-linear optical material: stilbazolium benzimidazolate covalently bound to polymer backbone

N. Nemoto, J. Abe, F. Miyata, Y. Shirai and Y. Nagase, J. Mater. Chem., 1997, 7, 1389
DOI: 10.1039/A701214D

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