One "click" access to self-complementary molecular modules for halogen bonding

Gabriella Cavallo (Corresponding Author), Pierangelo Metrangolo, T. Pilati, G. Resnati, A. Scrivanti, M. Aversa, E. Cariati

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Novel D-p-A push-pull chromophores were synthesized in good yields by CuAAc coupling of 4-X-2,3,5,6-tetrafluorophenyl-1-azides (X = H, Br, I) with 4-ethynyl-dimethylaniline. Thanks to the self-complementary binding sites at the molecular ends, the iodo derivative self-organizes in the solid state forming head-to-tail halogen-bonded one-dimensional unlimited chains. The second-order NLO properties of the iodo compound have been investigated by the solution-phase electric field induced second-harmonic generation method (EFISH).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36723-36727
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number43
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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