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Separation and mesogenic properties of tetraalkoxy-substituted phthalocyanine isomers

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The main aim of this paper is to describe the separation and properties of four possible structural isomers of non-peripherally substituted nickel(II) phthalocyanine. Two isomers (C4h and D2h) of this compound were separated by preparative thin layer chromatography; however the other two isomers (C2v and Cs) were separated by HPLC only with an analytical chiral column. The individual isomers and symmetry were assigned on the basis of the 1H NMR signals of the aromatic protons of the phthalocyanine ring system. The pure C4h isomer exhibited liquid crystalline properties at room temperature while the isomeric mixture containing four structural isomers was liquid. The other three isomers were liquid under the same conditions. The mesogenic properties of pure C4h isomer were determined by differential scanning calorimetry, optical polarizing microscopy and X-ray diffractometry. This is the first report of the separation of a liquid crystalline pure isomer in the field of phthalocyanine chemistry.

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Submitted
09 Jan 2006
Accepted
20 Feb 2006
First published
07 Mar 2006

New J. Chem., 2006,30, 675-678
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Separation and mesogenic properties of tetraalkoxy-substituted phthalocyanine isomers

M. Durmuş, S. Yeşilot and V. Ahsen, New J. Chem., 2006, 30, 675 DOI: 10.1039/B600196C

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