Patent Number: 6,165,683

Title: Metallized azo-ether dyes for optical recording layers

Abstract: A metallized azo-ether dye comprising an azo group linking a substituted 3-hydroxy-pyridine nucleus to a phenyl nucleus wherein the phenyl nucleus has an alkoxy or thioether substituent at its 2-position. The dye is useful in the recording layers of optical recording elements.

Inventors: Chapman; Derek D. (Rochester, NY), Goswami; Ramanuj (Webster, NY), Kovacs; Csaba Andras (Rochester, NY)

Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company

International Classification: G11B 7/24 (20060101); G11B 7/249 (20060101); G11B 007/21 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017