Synthesis and two-photon absorption properties of unsymmetrical metallosalophen complexes

Jie Zhang, Cheng Zhong, Xunjin Zhu, Hoi Lam Tam, King Fai Li, Kok Wai Cheah, Wai Yeung Wong, Wai Kwok Wong, Richard A. Jones

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Several new unsymmetrical metallosalphen complexes derived from the condensation of a monoimine and salicylaldehyde in the presence of a transition metal ion as a template have been synthesized and characterized. Their linear and third-order non-linear optical (NLO) properties have been investigated in detail. With different substituted donor or acceptor groups at the 5-position of the salicylidene fragment, these metallosalophen complexes exhibit slightly different two-photon absorption (TPA) cross-section σ(2)values. Theoretical calculations based on density functional theory were also carried out to help with the interpretations of the experimental results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-128
Number of pages8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Metallosalophen
  • Non-linear optics
  • Synthesis
  • Two-photon absorption
  • Unsymmetrical

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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