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Ionic N-phenylpyridinium tetracatenar mesogens: competing driving forces in mesophase formation and unprecedented difference in phase stabilisation within a homologous series

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Abstract

Ionic, tetracatenar liquid crystals containing an N-phenylpyridinum core are described; many of these compounds display a SmA phase, something extremely rare in tetracatenar materials. The competing forces driving mesophase formation lead to an unprecedented difference in phase stabilities for SmA and Colh phases.

Graphical abstract: Ionic N-phenylpyridinium tetracatenar mesogens: competing driving forces in mesophase formation and unprecedented difference in phase stabilisation within a homologous series

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The article was received on 25 Apr 2019, accepted on 14 May 2019 and first published on 15 May 2019


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C9SM00846B
Soft Matter, 2019,15, 4432-4436

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    Ionic N-phenylpyridinium tetracatenar mesogens: competing driving forces in mesophase formation and unprecedented difference in phase stabilisation within a homologous series

    J. D. Herod, M. A. Bates, A. C. Whitwood and D. W. Bruce, Soft Matter, 2019, 15, 4432
    DOI: 10.1039/C9SM00846B

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