Chalcone as NLO material....
What is it about?
A novel organic nonlinear optical (NLO) compound (2E)-3-(2-methylphenyl)-1-(4-nitrophenyl) prop-2-en-1-one (2MPNP) has been synthesized and grown as a high-quality single crystal by the slow evaporation technique. 2MPNP crystals were characterized by FT-IR, UV-Vis-NIR, NMR, DSC, and Single Crystal XRD techniques. 2MPNP crystallizes in the orthorhombic crystal class in the noncentrosymmetric space group Pca21 with cell parameters a = 29.905(4) Å, b = 4.8241(5) Å, c = 9.0984(10) Å, α = β = γ = 90.00°, and V = 1312.58 Å3 and Z = 4. Second harmonic generation (SHG) efficiency of the grown crystal was found to be 1.17 times that of urea. Thermal analysis reveals that the crystal has better thermal stability.
Why is it important?
These type of compounds are useful for laser application. Preparation of compounds is easy and it is single step.
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