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Issue 9, 2002
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Hexacatenar liquid-crystalline complexes of palladium(II) and platinum(II) based on trialkoxystilbazole esters

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Abstract

The synthesis and characterisation of 4-(3′,4′,5′-trialkoxybenzoyloxy)pyridines (1a–e), and of their corresponding palladium(II), (2a–e), and platinum(II), (3a–e), complexes are described. The pyridine-based ligands are not mesomorphic, but upon complexation to PdCl2 or PtCl2, new hexacatenar mesogens are formed which show exclusively the hexagonal columnar mesophase. The mesomorphic behaviour of the complexes was characterised by polarised optical microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry and X-ray diffraction. The metal seems to influence the crystal phase and mesophase stability as well as the mesomorphic temperature range.

Graphical abstract: Hexacatenar liquid-crystalline complexes of palladium(ii) and platinum(ii) based on trialkoxystilbazole esters

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The article was received on 22 Apr 2002, accepted on 13 Jun 2002 and first published on 30 Jul 2002


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B203889G
J. Mater. Chem., 2002,12, 2653-2658

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    Hexacatenar liquid-crystalline complexes of palladium(II) and platinum(II) based on trialkoxystilbazole esters

    L. Plasseraud, L. G. Cuervo, D. Guillon, G. Süss-Fink, R. Deschenaux, D. W. Bruce and B. Donnio, J. Mater. Chem., 2002, 12, 2653
    DOI: 10.1039/B203889G

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