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Liquid-crystalline fullerodendrimers

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Addition of liquid-crystalline dendrimers onto [60]fullerene led to thermotropic liquid crystals which displayed various types of mesophases, including chiral nematic, smectic B, smectic A and columnar phases. This approach represents an interesting way for the design of self-organized structures based on [60]fullerene, and opens the way to optoelectronic applications for this carbon allotrope, such as for the development of photovoltaic devices and molecular switches.

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The article was received on 03 Dec 2006, accepted on 02 Feb 2007 and first published on 09 Mar 2007

Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/B617671M
New J. Chem., 2007,31, 1064-1073

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    Liquid-crystalline fullerodendrimers

    R. Deschenaux, B. Donnio and D. Guillon, New J. Chem., 2007, 31, 1064
    DOI: 10.1039/B617671M

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