A self-assembled, metallo-organic supramolecular frequency doubler

Luke A. Burke, Grazia Gonella, Fenton Heirtzler, Hai Lung Dai, Stephanie Jones, Jon Zubieta, Alex J. Roche

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The dimeric self-assembly program of a new, multidentate ligand with cuprous ions overcomes crystal packing forces, which leads to Ci symmetry in the solid state, to form a no less than partially C2-symmetric structure in solution. The resulting tetranitro-substituted dicopper(i) metallocyclophane displays an exceptionally strong second harmonic frequency response (β = (3000 ± 600) × 10−30 esu for a fundamental at 800 nm).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1000-1002
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 3 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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