Accession Number : ADA300918

Title :   High Performance Nonlinear Optical Polymers --Design and Synthesis of Side-Chain Polyquinolines.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Aug 94-14 Aug 95,

Corporate Author : ENICHEM AMERICAN INC MONMOUTH JUNCTION NJ

Personal Author(s) : Jen, Alex K-Y. ; Chen, Tian-An

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Report Date : 12 OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : A novel class of second-order nonlinear optical (NLO) side-chain polymer: side-chain polyquinolines was developed. The synthetic approach includes the synthesis of chromophore precursor-containing bis(ketomethylene) monomers and bis(ortho-aminoketone) monomers, the polymerization of the two monomers, and post-tricyanovinylation to activate the side-chain chromophores of the poly- quinolines. The synthesized NLO side-chain polyquinolines possess high glass transition temperature, good thermal stability, and processibility. The testing results show that the NLO side-chain polyquinolines exhibit a large electro-optical coefficient (r33) value (up to 17 pm/V measured at 0.63 micrometer, and 9 pm/V at 0.83 micrometer), and temporal stability of dipole alignment at 100 deg C for more than 500 hours.

Descriptors :   *POLYMERS, *NONLINEAR OPTICS, *QUINOLINES, ELECTROOPTICS, SYNTHESIS, CHROMOPHORES, HIGH TEMPERATURE, POLYMERIZATION, THERMAL STABILITY, GLASS, ALIGNMENT, TRANSITION TEMPERATURE, COEFFICIENTS, DIPOLES, MONOMERS, METHYLENES, KETONES.

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Organic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Electricity and Magnetism
      Optics

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