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V-shaped nematogens with the “magic bent angle”

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V-shaped nematogens 1a–c and 2a–b with benzodithiophene bending units have been synthesised. The derivatives 1a–c comprise a flat core with a bending angle of 109°, which is almost the tetrahedral angle proposed to be optimal in the realization of mesogens forming a biaxial nematic thermotropic mesophase.

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The article was received on 29 Jan 2011, accepted on 12 Apr 2011 and first published on 12 May 2011

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1CC10577A
Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 6680-6682

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    V-shaped nematogens with the “magic bent angle”

    J. Seltmann, K. Müller, S. Klein and M. Lehmann, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 6680
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CC10577A

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