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Two-photon absorption properties of BODIPY-like compounds based on BF2-naphthyridine complexes

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Dipold, Jessica [1] ; Romero, Eduardo E. [2] ; Donnelly, Julie [2] ; Calheiro, Tainara P. [3] ; Bonacorso, Helio G. [3] ; Iglesias, Bernardo A. [4] ; Siqueira, Jonathas P. [1] ; Hernandez, Florencio E. [2, 5] ; De Boni, Leonardo [1] ; Mendonca, Cleber R. [1]
Total Authors: 10
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Fis Sao Carlos, Caixa Postal 369, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Cent Florida, Dept Chem, POB 162366, Orlando, FL 32816 - USA
[3] Univ Fed Santa Maria, Nucleo Quim Heterociclos NUQUIMHE, Dept Quim, BR-97105900 Santa Maria, RS - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed Santa Maria, Dept Quim, Lab Bioinorgan & Mat Porfirin, BR-97105900 Santa Maria, RS - Brazil
[5] Univ Cent Florida, CREOL, Coll Opt & Photon, POB 162366, Orlando, FL 32816 - USA
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics; v. 21, n. 12, p. 6662-6671, MAR 28 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Boron dipyrromethene type molecules (BODIPYs) are versatile molecules which have been used for applications ranging from photodynamic therapy to solar cells (DSSC). However, these molecules usually do not present high two-photon absorption cross-sections, limiting their use in nonlinear optical applications. Herein, we study a series of BF2-naphthyridine based boron-complexes with electron-donating and withdrawing groups to increase their two-photon absorption. We have found two-photon absorption cross-sections up to approximately 270 GM, which corresponds to an increase of approximately five times in comparison to the average cross-section value reported for molecules with similar conjugation length, indicating such compounds as potential materials for nonlinear applications in both the visible and infrared spectral regions. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/20886-1 - Ultrafast nonlinear optical spectroscopy: Transient Absorption and optical Kerr Gate with polarization control
Grantee:Leonardo De Boni
Support type: Regular Research Grants