Bulletin of Materials Science

, 34:887

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Synthesis and nonlinear optical characterization of new 1,3,4-oxadiazoles

  • B. ChandrakanthaAffiliated withSyngene International Ltd
  • , Arun M. IsloorAffiliated withOrganic Chemistry Division, Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology Karnataka Email author 
  • , Reji PhilipAffiliated withLight and Matter Physics Group, Raman Research Institute
  • , M. MoheshAffiliated withLight and Matter Physics Group, Raman Research Institute
  • , Prakash ShettyAffiliated withDepartment of Printing, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal University
  • , A. M. VijeshAffiliated withSyngene International Ltd

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A new series of 1,3,4-oxadiazole derivatives containing 2-fluoro-4-methoxy phenyl were synthesized by refluxing mixture of acid hydrazide 3 with different aromatic carboxylic acids (a–e) in phosphorous oxychloride. These newly synthesized compounds were characterized by NMR, mass spectral, and IR spectral studies, and also by C, H, N analyses. The open-aperture z-scan experiment was employed to measure the optical nonlinearity of the samples at 532 nm, using 5 ns laser pulses. The measurements indicate that compound 4a, which contains Bromine, behaves as an optical limiter at this wavelength, with potential applications in optoelectronics.


1,3,4-Oxadiazole nonlinear properties z-scan optical limiting