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Liquid crystal engineering – new complex mesophase structures and their relations to polymer morphologies, nanoscale patterning and crystal engineering

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Abstract

This critical review focuses on recent progress in the field of T-shaped ternary amphiphiles. These molecules can self-assemble into a series of new liquid crystalline (LC) phases with polygonal cylinder structures, new lamellar phases and LC phases combining columns and layers. These structures are analyzed on the basis of symmetry, net topology and tiling pattern (Laves and Archimedean tilings) and discussed in relation to morphologies of multiblock copolymers, self organized DNA super-lattices, metal–organic frameworks, crystal-engineering and self-assembled periodic superstructures on surfaces (210 references).

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The article was received on 26 Jun 2007 and first published on 30 Aug 2007


Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/B615517K
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2007,36, 1930-1970
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    Liquid crystal engineering – new complex mesophase structures and their relations to polymer morphologies, nanoscale patterning and crystal engineering

    C. Tschierske, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2007, 36, 1930
    DOI: 10.1039/B615517K

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