Accession Number:

ADA295679

Title:

The Synthesis, Characterization, and Photochemical Crosslinking of an NLO Epoxy Polymer.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

NEBRASKA UNIV LINCOLN DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Report Date:

1995-06-20

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

A Photocrosslinkable second order nonlinear optical NLO epoxy polymer, BisphenolA-Nitroaminotolane, containing covalently attached cinnamate side chain substituents BisA-NAT-CM, was synthesized. After corona poling second harmonic generation SHG is used to measure the relaxation of the an isotropy after the electric field is removed. Upon photolysis at 260 nm the cinnamoyl side chains undergo photochemical dimerization to crosslink the NLO polymer. Photobleaching is not a problem under these conditions. The photocrosslinked NLO polymer shows virtually no relaxation over a period of 500 hours at room temperature and good temporal stability at temperatures as high as 110 deg C. jg

Subject Categories:

  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE