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1,3,4-Oxadiazole based liquid crystals

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Liquid crystals with 1,3,4-oxadiazole units in the aromatic core have attracted considerable attention due to their rich mesophases, high photoluminescence quantum yields, good electron transporting ability and excellent thermal stabilities. In this feature article, 1,3,4-oxadiazole-based liquid crystals are classified into three categories according to their different molecular shapes and molecular weight: calamitic and discotic monomers, symmetric and non-symmetric dimers, and polymers including main-chain, side-chain and mesogen-jacketed types. The structure–property relationships of this kind of liquid crystal are discussed in-depth, with an emphasis on strategies to devise columnar and biaxial nematic mesophases with a low temperature range.

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The article was received on 26 Jul 2013, accepted on 12 Sep 2013 and first published on 12 Sep 2013

Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3TC31458H
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2013,1, 7779-7797

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    1,3,4-Oxadiazole based liquid crystals

    J. Han, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2013, 1, 7779
    DOI: 10.1039/C3TC31458H

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