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Issue 47, 2009
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A new class of double alkyl-substituted, liquid crystalline imidazolium ionic liquids—a unique combination of structural features, viscosity effects, and thermal properties

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Abstract

1,3-Didodecylimidazolium salts have been prepared as first representatives of a new class of ionic liquid crystals (ILCs), showing thermotropic liquid crystalline behaviour in an extended temperature range below 70 °C. Remarkably strong non-Newtonian viscosity behaviour was found for the liquid-crystalline state of these ILCs.

Graphical abstract: A new class of double alkyl-substituted, liquid crystalline imidazolium ionic liquids—a unique combination of structural features, viscosity effects, and thermal properties

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The article was received on 28 Jul 2009, accepted on 08 Oct 2009 and first published on 28 Oct 2009


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B914939B
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2009, 7405-7407
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    A new class of double alkyl-substituted, liquid crystalline imidazolium ionic liquids—a unique combination of structural features, viscosity effects, and thermal properties

    X. Wang, F. W. Heinemann, M. Yang, B. U. Melcher, M. Fekete, A. Mudring, P. Wasserscheid and K. Meyer, Chem. Commun., 2009, 7405
    DOI: 10.1039/B914939B

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