Chalcogenide chemistry in ionic liquids: Nonlinear optical wave-mixing properties of the double-cubane compound [Sb7S8Br 2](AlCl4)3

Qichun Zhang, In Chung, Joon I. Jang, John B. Ketterson, Mercouri G Kanatzidis

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(Graph Presented) The new cation [Sb7S8Br 2]3+ has a double-cubane structure and forms as the [AlCl4]- salt from the ionic liquid EMIMBr-AlCl 3 (EMIM = 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium) at 165°C. The compound is noncentrosymmetric with space group P212121 and exhibits second-harmonic and difference-frequency nonlinear optical response across a wide range of the visible and near-infrared regions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9896-9897
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number29
Publication statusPublished - Jul 29 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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