Chiral ionic liquid crystals based on the S-methyl-N,N'-α-methylarylthiouronium cation have been prepared and studied. Most salts, interestingly including an example with the bistriflimide anion, display a SmA* phase with anion-dependent transition temperatures. The salts, which are able to distinguish enantiomers of chiral anions via formation of diastereomeric adducts, may find application as chiral reaction media.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||NEW JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY|
|Early online date||10 Jan 2019|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Feb 2019|