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Macrocyclic liquid crystals

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Author(s)

  • A J Blake
  • D W Bruce
  • I A Fallis
  • S Parsons
  • H Richtzenhain
  • S A Ross
  • M Schroder

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JournalPHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON SERIES A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES
DatePublished - 15 Feb 1996
Issue number1706
Volume354
Number of pages20
Pages (from-to)395-414
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The synthesis of macrocycle-containing liquid crystals is reviewed with particular emphasis on derivatives of synthetic aza crowns. The synthesis of the C-functionalized thioether crowns (HO)(2)[14]aneS(4) and (HO)(2)[16]aneS(4) is described, and their derivatization to give oligobenzoate esters discussed. The formation of mesogens and metallomesogens in these systems has been achieved, and structural studies have been utilized to probe ionophore and tail-group conformation(s). Structural studies of functionalized thioether crowns suggests a relationship between potential mesogen formation and the conformational flexibility of the incorporated crown thioether.

    Research areas

  • COLUMNAR MESOPHASES, SUBSTITUTED AZA, DERIVATIVES, ETHERS, CHEMISTRY, COMPLEXATION, BEHAVIOR, PHASES

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