Synthesis and NLO properties of new trans 2-(thiophen-2-yl)vinyl heteroaromatic iodides

Cosimo Gianluca Fortuna, Carmela Bonaccorso, Fadi Qamar, Anu Anu, Isabelle Ledoux, Giuseppe Musumarra

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The synthesis and characterisation of new trans 2-(thiophen-2-yl)vinyl pyridinium, imidazolium and quinoilinium iodides is reported together with their solvatochromic shifts and EFISH characterization. 2-{(E)-2-[5′- (dibutylamino)-2,2′-bithien-5-yl]vinyl}-1-methyl pyridinium and quinolinium iodides display high μ.βvec values up to 1200 × 10-48 esu. The promising non-linear optical (NLO) properties of this new family of chromophores, which can be further improved by the design of highly efficient systems exploiting the donor and acceptor properties of both heteroaromatic rings and substituents, make them suitable candidates for second harmonic generation imaging with interesting biological applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1608-1613
Number of pages6
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry


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