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Extended pi-electron systems incorporating stabilized quinoidal bipolarons: anthracenyl polyene-polycarbonate composites
Author(s): Eric G. Nickel; Charles W. Spangler
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Paper Abstract

(alpha) , (omega) -Bis(9-anthracenyl) polyenes containing 3, 4, 5, and 6 ene repeat units have been synthesized. These polyenes can be oxidized to extremely stable bipolaronic charge states in solution by SbCl5. There is significant shift in oscillator strength attending the formation of these gap states with (lambda) max for the BP states shifting into the NIR. Stable polycarbonate composites of both the neutral polyenes and the bipolarons can be cast from solution to yield optical quality films for (chi) (3) characterization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1560, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials IV, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50703
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Eric G. Nickel, Northern Illinois Univ. (United States)
Charles W. Spangler, Northern Illinois Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1560:
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials IV
Kenneth D. Singer, Editor(s)

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