Halogen-bonded liquid crystals of 4-alkoxystilbazoles with molecular iodine: a very short halogen bond and unusual mesophase stability

L.J. McAllister, C. Präsang, J.P.-W. Wong, R.J. Thatcher, A.C. Whitwood, P. O'Brien, P.B. Karadakov, D.W. Bruce, B. Donnio

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Complexes of molecular iodine with alkoxystilbazoles are liquid crystals with unusually high mesophase stability, predicated on an intermolecular I⋯I contact. Attempts to prepare analogous complexes with bromine led to an unexpected electrophilic substitution product. This journal is
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3946-3948
JournalChemical communications
Issue number38
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2013

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