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Mutually ordered self-assembly of discotic liquid crystal–graphene nanocomposites

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Abstract

The room temperature anthraquinone discotic 1,5-dihydroxy-2,3,6,7-tetrakis(3,7-dimethyloctyloxy)-9,10-anthraquinone (RTAQ) self-assembles in the presence of octadecylamine functionalized graphene (f-graphene) into an ordered sandwich like structure, where the discotic molecules form columnar structures on graphene sheets. Cryo-SEM and SEM images provide evidence for this ordering. This behaviour is also supported by polarizing optical microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, X-ray diffraction and conductivity studies of nanocomposites.

Graphical abstract: Mutually ordered self-assembly of discotic liquid crystal–graphene nanocomposites

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The article was received on 07 Oct 2013, accepted on 06 Nov 2013 and first published on 07 Nov 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47685E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 710-712
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    Mutually ordered self-assembly of discotic liquid crystal–graphene nanocomposites

    A. B. Shivanandareddy, S. Krishnamurthy, V. Lakshminarayanan and S. Kumar, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 710
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47685E

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