Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Donor-Acceptor Oligothiophenes as Efficient and Thermally Stable Second-Order Nonlinear Optical Chromophores
New push-pull thiobarbituric (oligo)thiophene derivatives 1 were synthesized, in good to excellent yields (60-98%), through Knoevenagel condensation of the corresponding formyl-(oligo)thiophenes 2 with 1,3-diethylthiobarbituric acid in dichloromethane, under basic conditions. Evaluation of the thermal and solvatochromic properties of these compounds was carried out and their NLO response was estimated. The values obtained suggest that these (oligo)thiophenes have good potential to be used as novel NLO materials.
Luís Guerra ROSA and Fernanda MARGARIDO
R. M.F. Batista et al., "Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Donor-Acceptor Oligothiophenes as Efficient and Thermally Stable Second-Order Nonlinear Optical Chromophores", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 636-637, pp. 380-386, 2010