Theoretical Study of Effect of the Number of N,N-dimethyl-4-nitroaniline Units in Novel "Parallel Connection" Chromophores on Its Nonlinear Optical Properties

Chao-Zhi Zhang, Hui Cao, Zhao-Bing Guo
2012 ISRN Physical Chemistry  
Design of "parallel connection" chromophores could give a way of acquiring effective chromophores. The semiempirical method ZINDO was employed to study relationship between static first hyperpolarizabilities of "parallel connection" chromophores and the number of parallel nonconjugated N,N-dimethyl-4-nitroaniline (DMNA) units in the chromophore. The results show that the chromophore containing three parallel non-conjugated DMNA units exhibits the highest static first hyperpolarizability, which
more » ... arizability, which is 1.8 times that of chromophore DMNA. However, static first hyperpolarizabilities of the chromophores containing four or five DMNA units are very small. The absorption maximum wavelength (λmax) of "parallel connection" chromophores is remarkably shorter (34.9 nm–38.1 nm) than that of 1DMNA. Therefore, the "parallel connection" chromophore containing three DMNA units would be an effective chromophore with a large first hyperpolarizability and a good optical transparency. It could give a useful suggestion for designing effective chromophores containing parallel non-conjugated D-π-A units.
doi:10.5402/2012/262563 fatcat:xxebqrim5fdqhizlwfwfeynigm