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“Colored” inorganic dopants for inducing liquid crystal chiral nematic and blue phases: monitoring of dopant–host interaction by Raman spectroscopy

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Abstract

A new ruthenium complex that effectively induces chiral nematic and blue phases upon doping with a nematic liquid crystal was developed. The red-colored dopant exhibits strong Raman scattering in solution and nematics even at low concentrations. Further measurements at various concentrations strongly suggested homogeneous dispersion of the dopant in chiral nematics.

Graphical abstract: “Colored” inorganic dopants for inducing liquid crystal chiral nematic and blue phases: monitoring of dopant–host interaction by Raman spectroscopy

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The article was received on 14 Mar 2017, accepted on 11 Apr 2017 and first published on 12 Apr 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01920C
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
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    “Colored” inorganic dopants for inducing liquid crystal chiral nematic and blue phases: monitoring of dopant–host interaction by Raman spectroscopy

    J. Yoshida, S. Tamura, G. Watanabe, Y. Kasahara and H. Yuge, Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01920C

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