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Synthesis and mesogenic properties of novel board-like liquid crystals

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Abstract

The syntheses of novel octa- and tetra-substituted systems based on tetrabenz[a,c,h,j]anthracene are reported. The disc-shaped octa-substituted material exhibits a columnar mesophase, whereas the tetra-substituted material exhibits a lamellar phase. Binary mixtures of the two materials were examined in order to explore the change over from discotic to calamitic behaviour as a function of concentration. At the crossover point, the possibility of the formation of a biaxial phase was investigated.

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The article was received on 19 Jun 2001, accepted on 15 Aug 2001 and first published on 09 Oct 2001


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B105351P
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2001,11, 2801-2807
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    Synthesis and mesogenic properties of novel board-like liquid crystals

    M. C. Artal, K. J. Toyne, J. W. Goodby, J. Barberá and D. J. Photinos, J. Mater. Chem., 2001, 11, 2801
    DOI: 10.1039/B105351P

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