Physicochemical Studies on Thienyl Chalcone Derivative for Nonlinear Optical Application

  • A. N. Prabhu, A. Jayarama, K. Subrahmanya Bhat, K. B. Manjunatha, G. Umesh, V. Upadhyaya
  • Indian Journal of Materials Science, January 2013, Hindawi Publishing Corporation
  • DOI: 10.1155/2013/151230

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.


Dr Subrahmanya Bhat K
Manipal Institute Of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Chalcones are relatively simple to synthesize and characterize. The preparation procedure is scalable to larger quantities. They possess any property from antimicrobial to anticancer, from optical properties to as corrosion inhibitors. Our related publications: (i) A. N. Prabhu, A Jayarama, V Upadhyaya and K Subrahmanya Bhat, Synthesis, growth and characterization of pi conjugated organic nonlinear optical chalcone derivative, Mat Chem Phy, Vol 138, pp. 179-185, 2013. (ii) A. N. Prabhu, A Jayarama, K Subrahmanya Bhat, and V Upadhyaya, Growth, characterization and structural investigation of a novel nonlinear optical crystal, J Mol Str., Vol.1031, pp. 79-84, 2013. (iii) S. R. Prabhu, A. Jayarama, V. Upadhyaya, K. Subrahmanya Bhat, S. W. Ng, Structure and characterization of a novel chalcone crystal having nitro as an acceptor group, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst., Vol 607, 200-214, 2015. (iv) Shubhalaxmi, Barbara Geidner, C. S. Chidan Kumar, Hoong-Kun Fun and K Subrahmanya Bhat, Synthesis and crystal structure studies of novel 4-tosyloxychalcone derivative, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst., 623, 365-371, 2015. (v) A. N. Prabhu, V. Upadhyaya, A. Jayarama, K. Subrahmanya Bhat, Third order NLO property of thienyl chalcone derivative: Physicochemical analysis and crystal structure determination, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst., 637, 76-86, 2016. (vi) H. Lgaz, K. S. Bhat, R. Salghi, Shubhalaxmi, S. Jodeh, M. Algarra, B. Hammouti, A. Essamri, Insights into corrosion inhibition behavior of three chalcone derivatives for mild steel in hydrochloric acid solution, J. Mol. Liq, Vol 238, 71-83, 2017. (vii) P.P Vinaya, A.N. Prabhu, K. Subrahmanya Bhat, V. Upadhyaya, Design, Growth and characterization of D-π-A-π-D based efficient nonlinear optical single crystal for optical device applications, J. Phy. Chem. Solids, 123, 300-310, 2018.

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