Structural factors controlling the transition between columnar hexagonal and helical mesophase in triphenylene liquid crystals.

Cammidge, Andrew N and Gopee, Hemant (2001) Structural factors controlling the transition between columnar hexagonal and helical mesophase in triphenylene liquid crystals. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 11 (11). p. 2773. ISSN 1364-5501

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    Abstract

    A series of novel triphenylenes has been synthesised by a combination of palladium catalysed coupling, oxidative cyclisation, bromination and nucleophilic aromatic substitution. The new derivatives are designed to have structures which are intermediate between the known symmetrical materials hexakis(hexyloxy)triphenylene and hexakis(hexylthio)triphenylene. The compounds having four hexyloxy and two hexylthio substituents form only Colh mesophases. Triphenylenes having four hexylthio and two hexyloxy substituents also give Colh mesophases but 3,6-bis(hexyloxy)-2,7,10,11-tetrakis(hexylthio)triphenylene 5 is unique in that it cools into a stable, more ordered phase. The low temperature phase, which appears to be indefinitely stable at ambient temperature, is assumed to be helical based on transition enthalpy data.

    Item Type: Article
    Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
    University of East Anglia > Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Synthetic Chemistry
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    Depositing User: Rachel Smith
    Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2010 11:28
    Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 07:36
    URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/10997
    DOI: 10.1039/b103450m

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