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Supermolecular liquid crystals

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Title of host publicationLiquid Crystalline Functional Assemblies and Their Supramolecular Structures
DatePublished - 28 Apr 2008
Pages1-62
Number of pages62
PublisherSpringer-verlag
EditorsT Kato
Volume128
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-77866-0, 978-3-642-09667-9

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NameStructure and Bonding
PublisherSpringer
Volume128
ISSN (Print)0081-5993

Abstract

In this article we review recent work on the development and study of the properties of self-organizing, supermolecular materials which have discrete structures that are comparable in size to small proteins. We take the concept of the creation of dendritic liquid crystals and apply it to the creation of new materials with single identifiable entities so that they are monodisperse or are single compounds. We show how functionality can be in-built into such materials so that self-organizing functional systems can be created with designer physical properties.

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  • antiferroelectricity, chirality, ferroelectricity, nanostructured liquid crystals, self-organizing and self-assembling systems, supermolecular materials, thermochromism, SELF-ASSEMBLING DENDRONS, POLY(PROPYLENE IMINE) DENDRIMERS, TWIST GRAIN-BOUNDARY, BUILDING-BLOCKS, CARBOSILAZANE CORES, SUPRAMOLECULAR ORGANIZATION, DENDRITIC MACROMOLECULES, MOLECULAR-ORGANIZATION, STRUCTURAL DIVERSITY, MICRO-SEGREGATION

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