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Engineering of an iron–terpyridine complex with supramolecular gels and mesomorphic properties

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Abstract

A new iron–terpyridine complex based on a 3,5-diacylaminotoluene platform bearing two phenyl rings appended with aliphatic chains provides robust and transparent organo-gels and liquid-crystalline materials. The LC mesophase was characterized by small-angle X-ray diffraction, and is described as a columnar phase with a rectangular lattice symmetry. Based on the measured parameters, a molecular packing model is suggested in which two complexes aggregate together to form a pseudo elliptical plateau; the latter then pile up to form the columns.

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The article was received on 26 Oct 2005, accepted on 02 Dec 2005 and first published on 14 Dec 2005


Article type: Letter
DOI: 10.1039/B515186D
New J. Chem., 2006,30, 135-139

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    Engineering of an iron–terpyridine complex with supramolecular gels and mesomorphic properties

    F. Camerel, R. Ziessel, B. Donnio and D. Guillon, New J. Chem., 2006, 30, 135
    DOI: 10.1039/B515186D

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