Smectic A mesophases from luminescent sandic platinum(II) mesogens
Author(s)Venkatesan, Koushik; Kouwer, Paul H. J.; Swager, Timothy M.; Krikorian, Markrete; Voll, Constantin-Chri Alexander; Yoon, Maryam A.; Swager, Timothy M; ... Show more Show less
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Square planar platinum(II) thienyl pyridyl complexes with board-shaped structures assemble into lamellar (SmA) liquid crystal phases at elevated temperatures. Liquid crystals of this type are expected to have stronger biaxial correlations than typical calamitic mesogens. The mesophase stability improves with decreasing alkyl chain lengths with C₈H₁₇ having the widest range of stability. All complexes are luminescent in solution.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Chemistry
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Krikorian, Markrete et al. “Smectic A Mesophases from Luminescent Sandic platinum(II) Mesogens.” Liquid Crystals 43, 12 (June 2016): 1709–1713 © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
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