An "X-shaped" two-dimensional electrooptic (EO) chromophore with extended orthogonal conjugation was designed and synthesized. Self-assembled thin films of this chromophore were fabricated via layer-by-layer chemisorptive siloxane-based self-assembly. The films exhibit a dramatically blue-shifted optical maximum (325 nm) while maintaining a large EO response (χ33(2) ≈ 232 pm/V at 1064 nm; r33 ≈ 43 pm/V at 1550 nm).
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- Colloid and Surface Chemistry