Metallopolymers incorporating metal ions and polytopic ligands offer the advantage to be easily obtained through a self-assembly process in solution but offer great prospects in the development of multifunctional, smart, even self-healing, materials. We have found that chiral enantiopure ligands containing bis(oxazoline) units in combination with Ni(II) salts generate well-defined thin films either by drop casting or by spin-coating and we demonstrate that the condensation process of these chiral metallosupramolecular assemblies can be characterized through optically active sum-frequency generation.
Optically active sum-frequency generation as an advanced tool for chiral metallopolymer material
Grégory Taupier, Maria Torres-Werlé, Alex Boeglin, Aline Maisse-François, Thierry Achard, Stéphane Bellemin-Laponnaz, Kokou Dodzi (Honorat) Dorkenoo; Optically active sum-frequency generation as an advanced tool for chiral metallopolymer material. Appl. Phys. Lett. 9 January 2017; 110 (2): 021904. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4973580
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