The synthesis and characterization of a new class of electron donor-acceptor substituted stilbenes hearing a phosphonate ester as the electron-withdrawing functionality is described. Phosphorylation of aromatic rings was accomplished using Ni-catalyzed Arbuzov reactions, while Pd-catalyzed Heck-type coupling reactions were employed to construct the stilbene derivatives. Through determination of an electro-optic coefficient (r33), it was demonstrated that the phosphonate ester group is effective as an electron-withdrawing group for stilbene-based second-order NLO materials.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry