Synthetic routes towards monodisperse polyhedral liquid-crystalline silsesquioxanes are described, The liquid-crystalline phase behaviour of these structurally uniform materials, with various silsesquioxane core and mesogenic side-chain structures, were analysed and compared with those of related oligomeric and polymeric materials, Common features of the solid-state behaviour of these organic/inorganic hybrids, which form self-organized structures in their soft-matter states, were identified. Copyright (C) 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||APPLIED ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1999|
- liquid crystal
- DEFINED TOPOLOGY
- SYNTHETIC ROUTE