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[en] Highlights: • Bonding the superalkali M3O to B40 nanocage can form the stable D-A framework. • Linking of superalkali M3O can effectively narrow the wide band gap of B40 nanocage. • All the composite M3O-B40 systems can exhibit the large first hyperpolarizability. • All of them can also present the considerably large second hyperpolarizability. Inspired by the fascinating finding of all-boron fullerene B40 (Nat Chem, 2014, 6, 727), we propose a new and effective strategy to construct a series of typical Donor-Acceptor (D-A) frameworks via linking the superalkali M3O (M = Li and K) unit with the low ionization potential to the B40 nanocage with large electron affinity. By means of the density functional theory computations, we have systematically investigated the structures, electronic properties, the first and second hyperpolarizabilities of these modified B40 nanocage systems. Owing to the formation of a B–O chemical bond, these composite systems (M3O)n-B40 (M = Li and K, n = 1 and 2) can possess the considerably large binding energy ranging from 57.0 to 99.8 kcal/mol, indicating their high structure stabilities. Compared with the pristine B40 nanocage, linking the superalkali M3O can effectively narrow the wide energy gap from the original 2.86 eV to 0.61–1.11 eV, and significantly increase the first and second hyperpolarizabilities to as large as 5.00 × 104–2.46 × 105 au and 1.48 × 107–4.85 × 108 au, respectively, owing to the occurrence of evident electron transfer process in this kind of typical D-A framework. These fascinating findings will be advantageous for promoting the potential applications of the inorganic boron-based nanosystems in the new type of electronic nanodevices and high-performance nonlinear optical materials.