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Title: Synthesis, characterization and nonlinear optical studies of novel blue-light emitting room temperature truxene discotic liquid crystals
Authors: Vinayakumara, D R
Kumar, Manish
Sreekanth, P.
Philip, Reji
Kumar, Sandeep
Issue Date: 6-Mar-2015
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Citation: RSC Advances, 2015, Vol. 5, p26596-26603
Abstract: A new series of discotic liquid crystals based on a truxene core has been synthesized to study the structure–property relationship in view of the self-assembling property and their linear and nonlinear optical properties. All these branched alkyl chain truxene derivatives show a mesogenic property in a columnar hexagonal fashion at room temperature which is studied by a combination of different techniques. The newly synthesized truxene discotic 7a possesses a clearing temperature of 117 °C, one of the lowest clearing temperatures known in truxene discotic liquid crystals. We have discovered that the introduction of branching near to the core even in a small alkyl chain drastically reduces the isotropic temperature. Due to their C3 symmetry and their large first hyperpolarizability, these truxene derivatives show long-lived emissions in the solution state at room temperature. We also report large effective three-photon absorption in these materials under nanosecond laser pulse excitation at 532 nm, which makes them suitable candidates for optical limiting applications.
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ISSN: 2046-2069 (Online)
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