# Schiff base linked ferrocenyl complexes for second-order nonlinear optics

Pal, Sushanta K and Krishnan, Anu and Das, Puspendu K and Samuelson, Ashoka G (2000) Schiff base linked ferrocenyl complexes for second-order nonlinear optics. In: Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 604 (2). pp. 248-259.

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## Abstract

A series of substituted ferrocenyl compounds where one of the cyclopentadienyl rings is linked to an aromatic Schiff base, have been synthesized and analyzed for their second-order nonlinearity $(\beta)$. Two photon fluorescence corrected \beta, of these complexes correlates well with the electron withdrawing nature of the substituted benzene ring. The well-known two-state model has been invoked to rationalize the observed values of the first hyperpolarizability, \beta, of these complexes. The metal to ligand charge transfer (MLCT) transition dominates their second-order response. These compounds form charge transfer (CT) complexes with acceptors such as iodine, p-chloranil (CA), 2, 3-dichloro-5, 6-dicyano-1, 4-benzoquinone (DDQ), tetracyanoethylene (TCNE), and 7, 7, 8, 8-tetracyanoquinodimethane (TCNQ). The CT complexes exhibit much higher second-order response. A series of bisferrocenyl complexes where two ferrocene moieties are linked through the same aromatic Schiff base spacer has also been synthesized and characterized. The \beta values of the bisferrocenyl complexes and their CT counterparts are much higher than the corresponding monoferrocene complexes. In all these compounds there is a strong resonant contribution to \beta due to the MLCT transition around 532 nm. The dispersion free hyperpolarizability, $\beta_0$ of these complexes have also been calculated using the two-state model.

Item Type: Journal Article The copyright for this belongs to Elsevier Science SA. Ferrocene;Charge-transfer;Nonlinear optics;Ferrocene;Schiff-base Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry 26 Jan 2006 19 Sep 2010 04:23 http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/5237