Novel photorefractive polymers sensitized by metalloporphyrin

Qing Wang, Liming Wang, Luping Yu

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Photorefractive (PR) polymeric materials possess several advantages over inorganics such as large figure of merit, easy processing and great opportunities for structure modification. Porphyrin and its derivatives are well-known model compounds for photosynthetic processes that involve charge separation. In natural photosynthetic systems, the primary electron transfer step occurs from a porphyrin-base complex. The synthesis and characterization of a novel fully functionalized PR polymer using zinc porphyrin as a photosensitizer are reported. It was found that this system is a high-performance PR material with large net optical gain and high diffraction efficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1309-1310
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics


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