Ionic N-Phenylpyridinium Tetracatenar Mesogens: N -phenylpyridinium tetracatenar mesogens: Competing driving forces in mesophase formation and unprecedented difference in phase stabilisation within a homologous series

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Ionic, tetracatenar liquid crystals containing an N-phenylpyridinum core are described; many of these compounds display a SmA phase, something extremely rare in tetracatenar materials. The competing forces driving mesophase formation lead to an unprecedented difference in phase stabilities for SmA and Colh phases.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4432-4436
Number of pages5
JournalSoft Matter
Issue number22
Early online date15 May 2019
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2019

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