Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 10, 2017
Previous Article Next Article

Benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxamide n-alkyl ester and carboxylic acid derivatives: tuneable structural, morphological and thermal properties

Author affiliations

Abstract

A family of five benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxamide (BTA) compounds with varied side arm functionality [alkyl: n = 3, 4 and 5 chains; and ester and carboyxic acids] is reported. Investigations into their self-assembly behaviour revealed the extent to which minor changes in the side arm functionality can affect the structures formed. The carboxylic acid derivatives have a tendency to form gels, while the ester derivatives instead form crystalline phases with associated thermotropic phase transitions. The influence of the side chain length and terminal functional group is rationalised by a combination of single crystal X-ray diffraction studies and examinations of the bulk material properties.

Graphical abstract: Benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxamide n-alkyl ester and carboxylic acid derivatives: tuneable structural, morphological and thermal properties

Back to tab navigation

Supplementary files

Publication details

The article was received on 27 Jan 2017, accepted on 10 Feb 2017 and first published on 10 Feb 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7CE00206H
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2017,19, 1427-1438
  •   Request permissions

    Benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxamide n-alkyl ester and carboxylic acid derivatives: tuneable structural, morphological and thermal properties

    A. D. Lynes, C. S. Hawes, E. N. Ward, B. Haffner, M. E. Möbius, K. Byrne, W. Schmitt, R. Pal and T. Gunnlaugsson, CrystEngComm, 2017, 19, 1427
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CE00206H

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements