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Issue 87, 2015
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Spontaneous mirror symmetry breaking in a re-entrant isotropic liquid

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Abstract

An achiral double-swallow tailed tetracatenar compound forms a re-entrant isotropic liquid between a bicontinuous cubic phase and a nematic liquid crystalline phase. This isotropic liquid was found to represent a conglomerate of two immiscible chiral liquids. The chirality is retained and eventually becomes uniform at the transition to the cubic I432 phase.

Graphical abstract: Spontaneous mirror symmetry breaking in a re-entrant isotropic liquid

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Submitted
14 Aug 2015
Accepted
03 Sep 2015
First published
03 Sep 2015

This article is Open Access

Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 15850-15853
Article type
Communication

Spontaneous mirror symmetry breaking in a re-entrant isotropic liquid

C. Dressel, W. Weissflog and C. Tschierske, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 15850
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06843F

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