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Core-to-core dimers forming switchable mesophase

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Abstract

We report structurally new type of dimers composed of bent-core molecules connected through their central cores by an alkylene spacer. Various self-assembling structures are discovered when prolonging the terminal alkyl chains in arms. Among diverse mesophases, the antiferroelectric type of switching under an applied electric field is observed.

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The article was received on 15 Dec 2016, accepted on 03 Feb 2017 and first published on 03 Feb 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC09983A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 2721-2724
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    Core-to-core dimers forming switchable mesophase

    M. Horčic, J. Svoboda, V. Novotná, D. Pociecha and E. Gorecka, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 2721
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC09983A

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