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Encapsulating propeller-like columnar liquid crystals with an aromatic outer shell: influence of phenoxy-terminated side chains on the phase behaviour of triphenylbenzenes

Abstract

Tailoring of phase transition temperatures of columnar liquid crystals by side chain variation is often associated by an undesired change of mesophase type and/or geometry. To overcome this problem phenoxy-terminated side chains rather than alkyl side chains were grafted to triphenylbenzenes, which resulted in reduced clearing points, while melting points were little affected. More importantly, helical columnar self-assembly was not compromised.

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The article was received on 21 Mar 2018, accepted on 12 Jun 2018 and first published on 14 Jun 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00590G
Citation: Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
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    Encapsulating propeller-like columnar liquid crystals with an aromatic outer shell: influence of phenoxy-terminated side chains on the phase behaviour of triphenylbenzenes

    K. Bader, T. Wöhrle, E. Öztürk, A. Baro and S. Laschat, Soft Matter, 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00590G

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