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Superfluorinated Ionic Liquid Crystals Based on Supramolecular, Halogen-Bonded Anions

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  • Gabriella Cavallo
  • Giancarlo Terraneo
  • Alessandro Monfredini
  • Marco Saccone
  • Arri Priimagi
  • Tullio Pilati
  • Giuseppe Resnati
  • Pierangelo Metrangolo
  • Duncan W. Bruce


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JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
DateAccepted/In press - 9 Mar 2016
DateE-pub ahead of print - 13 Apr 2016
DatePublished (current) - 17 May 2016
Issue number21
Pages (from-to)6300-6304
Early online date13/04/16
Original languageEnglish


Unconventional ionic liquid crystals in which the liquid crystallinity is enabled by halogen-bonded supramolecular anions [CnF2n+1-I···I···I-CnF2n+1]- are reported. The material system is unique in many ways, demonstrating for the first time 1)ionic, halogen-bonded liquid crystals, and 2)imidazolium-based ionic liquid crystals in which the occurrence of liquid crystallinity is not driven by the alkyl chains of the cation.

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© 2016 The Authors. Published by Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.

    Research areas

  • Fluorophobic effect, Halogen bonding, Ionic liquid crystals, Self-assembly, Supramolecular chemistry

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