chalcone with modest NLO response...
What is it about?
Single crystals of 1-(5-chlorothiophen-2-yl)-3-(2,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)prop-2-en-1-one (CTTMP) having nonlinear optical property have been grown by slow evaporation technique. The functional groups were identified by FT-IR and NMR techniques. The mechanical property of the crystals was studied using Vicker's microhardness tester and the load dependence hardness was observed. The material is dimensionally stable up to 112°C. The dielectric properties of the crystals were determined using semiconductor characterization system. The optical limiting behavior of the crystal was studied using Z-scan technique.
Why is it important?
These chalcone derivative are important as they can be further derivatized to obtain novel molecules. Tosyl group can be replaced by several nucleophiles.
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