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Issue 5, 2019
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Chiral ionic liquid crystals based on thiourea

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Chiral ionic liquid crystals based on the S-methyl-N,N′-α-methylarylthiouronium cation have been prepared and studied. Most salts, interestingly including an example with the bistriflimide anion, display a SmA* phase with anion-dependent transition temperatures. The salts, which are able to distinguish enantiomers of chiral anions via formation of diastereomeric adducts, may find application as chiral reaction media.

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The article was received on 20 Dec 2018, accepted on 10 Jan 2019 and first published on 10 Jan 2019

Article type: Letter
DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ06434B
Citation: New J. Chem., 2019,43, 2053-2056

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    Chiral ionic liquid crystals based on thiourea

    S. Kirchhecker and D. W. Bruce, New J. Chem., 2019, 43, 2053
    DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ06434B

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