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Phthalocyanines with peripheral siloxane substitution

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The present invention is phthalocyanine compounds with peripheral siloxane substitution, as well as methods for making these compounds and various uses thereof, having the basic structure: wherein —W—X—Y—Z are peripheral groups comprising individual W, X, Y, and Z subgroups;W is a linkage represented by the formula: —D—(R1)0.1—, where D═S or O;X is: —(CH2)n—, n=2 to 8;Y is a siloxane chain;Z is an aryl or alkyl terminal cap;M is two protons or a metal ion; and forms a transparent film of high optical quality with large nonlinear absorption and thermal refraction, free of scattering from solid or liquid crystalline domains making them highly suitable for use as the active component in thin films protective eye wear, and optical data storage applications.

Inventors: 
Snow, Arthur W.; Shirk, James S.; Maya, Eva M.; Pong, Richard G. S.; Flom, Steven R.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Materials and Coatings
FIle Date: 
2005-04-12
Grant Date: 
2009-06-23
Grant time: 
1,533 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
28
Claim count percentile rank: 
3
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY