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Inclusion induced second harmonic generation in low dimensional supramolecular crystals

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Abstract

A host–guest inclusion complexation self-assembly strategy was developed for the synthesis of SHG-active low dimensional supramolecular crystals (LDSCs). p-Nitroaniline guest molecules with high inherent second-order polarizability were introduced into the cavities of the β-cyclodextrin host to form supramolecular inclusion complexes, which were then assembled into microscale crystalline structures with an anti-solvent diffusion combined solvent-evaporation-induced self-assembly method. Two distinct types of LDSCs with controllable dimensions were obtained by altering the polarity of anti-solvents and the concentration of supramolecular monomers. Each type of LDSCs exhibited its characteristic SHG response to the polarized incident signals, which is attributed to the inherent crystal structures.

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Submitted
19 Jul 2013
Accepted
16 Sep 2013
First published
17 Sep 2013

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2014,2, 3199-3203
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Inclusion induced second harmonic generation in low dimensional supramolecular crystals

J. Gu, Y. Yan, C. Zhang, J. Yao and Y. S. Zhao, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2014, 2, 3199
DOI: 10.1039/C3TC31399A

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