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Liquid crystalline phthalocyanine–fullerene dyads

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Two phthalocyanine–C60 dyads 1 and 2 incorporating either a rigid or a flexible spacer between the phthalocyanine and fullerene units, respectively, have been prepared. Indeed, the nature of the spacer has proven to play an important role in the liquid crystalline properties of these compounds. Phthalocyanine–C60 dyad 2, containing a flexible spacer, self-organizes in columnar stacks within a rectangular arrangement. On the other hand, dyad 1 does not present mesomorphic properties on its own, but forms columnar hexagonal mesophases when blended with equimolar amounts of an intrinsically mesomorphic phthalocyanine.

Graphical abstract: Liquid crystalline phthalocyanine–fullerene dyads

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26 Jul 2010
08 Oct 2010
First published
10 Nov 2010

J. Mater. Chem., 2011,21, 1531-1536
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Liquid crystalline phthalocyanine–fullerene dyads

M. Ince, M. V. Martínez-Díaz, J. Barberá and T. Torres, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 1531
DOI: 10.1039/C0JM02420A

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