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Urea-based constructs readily amplify and attenuate nonlinear optical activity in response to H-bonding and anion recognition

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Abstract

Urea-based molecular constructs are shown for the first time to be nonlinear optically (NLO) active in solution. We demonstrate self-assembly triggered large amplification and specific anion recognition driven attenuation of the NLO activity. This orthogonal modulation along with an excellent nonlinearity-transparency trade-off makes them attractive NLO probes for studies related to weak self-assembly and anion transportation by second harmonic microscopy.

Graphical abstract: Urea-based constructs readily amplify and attenuate nonlinear optical activity in response to H-bonding and anion recognition

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Submitted
12 Sep 2012
Accepted
18 Oct 2012
First published
18 Oct 2012

Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 451-453
Article type
Communication

Urea-based constructs readily amplify and attenuate nonlinear optical activity in response to H-bonding and anion recognition

D. Asthana, R. Pandey and P. Mukhopadhyay, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 451
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC36631B

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