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A modular approach towards functional supramolecular aggregates – subtle structural differences inducing liquid crystallinity

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Herein we report an efficient modular approach to supramolecular functional materials. Hierarchical self-assembly of azopyridine derivatives and hydrogen-bond donors yielded discotic assemblies. Subtle differences in the core units introduced mesomorphic behaviour and fast photo-response of the liquid crystals based on phloroglucinol. The presented results prove the benefits of a modular methodology towards highly responsive materials with tailor-made properties.

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The article was received on 11 May 2016, accepted on 09 Jun 2016 and first published on 17 Jun 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC03966A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 8549-8552
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    A modular approach towards functional supramolecular aggregates – subtle structural differences inducing liquid crystallinity

    M. Pfletscher, C. Wölper, J. S. Gutmann, M. Mezger and M. Giese, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 8549
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC03966A

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