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Thermotropic liquid crystals built from organic–inorganic hybrid polyoxometalates and a simple cationic surfactant

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By ion metathesis reactions, the dimethyldioctadecylammonium (DODA+) was used as the surfactant to encapsulate organic–inorganic hybrid polyoxometalates (POMs) (NH4)6{Mo2VO4[(Mo2VIO6)NH3CH2CH2CH2C(O)(PO3)2]2}·10H2O (POM-1) and (NH4)8{Mo2VO4[(Mo2VIO6)CH3C(O)(PO3)2]2}·14H2O (POM-2), resulting in two surfactant-encapsulated clusters (SECs) with characteristic thermotropic liquid-crystalline behavior. The chemical composition of the obtained SECs was determined by IR spectra, elemental analysis, TG analysis and NMR spectra. Also, polarized optical microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), variable temperature X-ray diffraction (VT-XRD) and TEM of the samples were also performed, which revealed that both SECs show thermotropic liquid crystal behavior.

Graphical abstract: Thermotropic liquid crystals built from organic–inorganic hybrid polyoxometalates and a simple cationic surfactant

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The article was received on 29 Jan 2013, accepted on 11 Apr 2013 and first published on 11 Apr 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3TC30179F
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. C, 2013,1, 3681-3685

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    Thermotropic liquid crystals built from organic–inorganic hybrid polyoxometalates and a simple cationic surfactant

    Y. Jia, H. Tan, Z. Zhang and E. Wang, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2013, 1, 3681
    DOI: 10.1039/C3TC30179F

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