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Liquid-Crystal Engineering with Anchor-Shaped Molecules: Honeycombs with Hexagonal and Trigonal Symmetries Formed by Polyphilic Bent-Core Molecules

DOI: 10.1002/anie.200802021 DOI Help

Authors: Benjamin Glettner (Martin-Luther-University) , Feng Liu (University of Sheffield) , Xiangbing Zeng (Department of Engineering Materials, University of Sheffield) , Marko Prehm (Martin-Luther-University) , Ute Baumeister (Martin-Luther-University) , Goran Ungar (University of Sheffield) , Carsten Tschierske (Martin-Luther-University)
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Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Angewandte Chemie International Edition , VOL 47 (32) , PAGES 6080 - 6083

State: Published (Approved)
Published: July 2008

Abstract: The molecules shown display two new complex liquid-crystalline phases formed by arrays of hexagonal cylinders, each hexagon comprising either three or six molecules. The phase type can be selected by choosing the right size ratio between the π-conjugated aromatic core (the anchor) and the flexible chain. One of the phases is the first columnar liquid crystal with trigonal symmetry.

Journal Keywords: columnar phase; liquid crystals; nanostructures; self-assembly; structure elucidation

Subject Areas: Chemistry

Instruments: I22-Small angle scattering & Diffraction

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