Beyond single-wavelength SHG measurements : spectrally-resolved SHG studies of tetraphosphonate ester coordination polymers.
Powder second-harmonic generation (SHG) efficiencies are usually measured at single wavelengths. In the present work, we provide a proof of concept of spectrally resolved powder SHG measured for a newly obtained series of three non-centrosymmetric coordination polymers (CPs). CPs are constructed from tetrahedral linker–tetraphenylmethane-based tetraphosphonate octaethyl ester and cobalt(II) ions of mixed, octahedral (Oh), and tetrahedral (Td), geometries and different sets of donors (CoO6 vs CoX3O). Isostructurality of the obtained materials allowed for the determination of anion-dependent tunability of SHG optical spectra and their relationship with solid-state absorption spectra.