nonlinear molecule

nonlinear molecule

[′nän‚lin·ē·ər ′mäl·ə‚kyül]
(organic chemistry)
A branched-chain molecule, that is, one whose atoms do not all lie along a straight line. Also known as isomolecule.
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This can be greatly enhanced by increasing the length of the conjugated system by substituting with conjugated rings or by polarizing the molecules with electron donor or acceptor substitution by introducing optically nonlinear molecules into polymer matrix.

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