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Ionic N-Phenylpyridinium Tetracatenar Mesogens: Competing Driving Forces in Mesophase Formation and Unprecedented Difference in Phase Stabilisation within an Homologous Series

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JournalSoft Matter
DateAccepted/In press - 14 May 2019
DateE-pub ahead of print (current) - 15 May 2019
Issue number22
Pages (from-to)4432-4436
Early online date15/05/19
Original languageEnglish


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.

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