Design and synthesis of thermally stable side-chain polyimides for second-order nonlinear optical applications

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  • Alex K.-Y. Jen
  • Yue-Jin Liu
  • Yongming Cai
  • Varanasi Pushkara Rao
  • Larry R. Dalton


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2711-2712
Journal / PublicationJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


Novel Mitsunobu and tricyanovinylation reactions have been employed to incorporate efficient nonlinear optical chromophores as side-chains into aromatic polyimides resulting in high electro-optic activity and long-term alignment stability at 100 °C for more than 500 h.

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