Accession Number : ADD016183

Title :   Coumarin Dyes and Side-Chain Coumarin Dye-Substituted Polymers which Exhibit Nonlinear Optical Properties.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 26 Nov 90, patented 15 Feb 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Lindsay, Geoffrey ; Henry, Ronald A ; Hoover, James M

Report Date : 15 Feb 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Coumarin dyes such as alkylaminocoumarincarboxamides which have functional hydroxyl groups or which are chemically attached to vinyl monomers such as methacrylic acid. The dyes which are chemically attached to vinyl monomers can be copolymerized, e.g. with acrylic monomers to produce a coumarin dye-containing polymer. The dyes which have functional hydroxyl groups can be reacted with an existing polymer or copolymer, e.g. a copolymer of styrene and acrylic acid to esterify the acid groups of the polymer to form a coumarin dye-containing polymer. Such coumarin dye-containing polymers are formed into films and fibers which when poled in an electric field yield a film or fiber with nonlinear optical properties.

Descriptors :   *COUMARINS, *DYES, *POLYMERS, *PATENTS, *NONLINEAR OPTICS, *AMIDES, ACRYLIC ACID, COPOLYMERS, ELECTRIC FIELDS, FIBERS, FILMS, MONOMERS, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, STYRENES, ESTERS, ORGANIC MATERIALS, ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS, ALKYL RADICALS, HYDROXYL RADICALS

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Organic Chemistry
      Optics
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE