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Issue 11, 2001
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Molecular morphology and mesomorphism in dendrimers: a competition between rods and discs

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Abstract

The synthesis and liquid crystalline behaviour of several sixteen-branched dendrimers based on poly(amidoamine) (PAMAM) and poly(propyleneimine) (DAB) are reported. Mono-, di- and trialkoxybenzoyloxysalicylaldehydes are used as mesogenic promotor moieties and are attached at the peripheral amino groups of the pre-existing dendrimers. All the compounds exhibit liquid crystalline properties which were studied by optical microscopy, DSC and X-ray diffraction. The relationship between the structure of the mesogenic units and the mesomorphic behaviour is discussed and models for the different supramolecular organizations are proposed.

Graphical abstract: Molecular morphology and mesomorphism in dendrimers: a competition between rods and discs

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The article was received on 01 Mar 2001, accepted on 01 May 2001 and first published on 26 Sep 2001


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B102711P
J. Mater. Chem., 2001,11, 2808-2813

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    Molecular morphology and mesomorphism in dendrimers: a competition between rods and discs

    J. Barberá, B. Donnio, R. Giménez, D. Guillon, M. Marcos, A. Omenat and J. L. Serrano, J. Mater. Chem., 2001, 11, 2808
    DOI: 10.1039/B102711P

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