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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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Submitted
26 Oct 2005
Accepted
02 Dec 2005
First published
14 Dec 2005

New J. Chem., 2006,30, 135-139
Article type
Letter

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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