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Nematogenic tetracatenar lanthanidomesogens

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Abstract

We present luminescent liquid-crystalline neodymium(III) complexes that contain three β-diketonate ligands and a mesogenic 1,10-phenanthroline ligand. Mesomorphism, including a nematic phase – very rare in lanthanide systems – is driven by the highly anisometric phenanthroline.

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Submitted
15 Aug 2012
Accepted
03 Sep 2012
First published
04 Sep 2012

Dalton Trans., 2012,41, 13271-13273
Article type
Communication

Nematogenic tetracatenar lanthanidomesogens

K. Goossens, D. W. Bruce, R. Van Deun, K. Binnemans and T. Cardinaels, Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 13271
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT31870A

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