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Calamitics, cubics, and columnars - Liquid-crystalline complexes of silver(I)

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JournalACCOUNTS OF CHEMICAL RESEARCH
DatePublished - Dec 2000
Issue number12
Volume33
Number of pages10
Pages (from-to)831-840
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The study of metallomesogens has added several new dimensions to the wider field of liquid crystals. In this Account, just one family of complexes is considered, namely alkoxystilbazole complexes of various silver(I) salts. These complexes show an incredibly rich and diverse mesomorphism ranging from nematic and smectic to columnar phases; in particular, many complexes show the still rare thermotropic cubic phase. Through systematic structural variations, it has been possible to gain a good understanding of the factors influencing the behavior of these fascinating systems.

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  • MESOMORPHIC STILBAZOLE COMPLEXES, X-RAY-DIFFRACTION, PHASE-TRANSITIONS, MESOPHASES, MESOGENS, SULFATE, ALKOXYSTILBAZOLES, BILAYERS, LIGAND, ANION

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