Chapter 9. Nanoscale Stereochemistry in Liquid Crystals

  1. Dr. David B. Amabilino2,3
  1. Carsten Tschierske

Published Online: 18 JUN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9783527625345.ch9

Chirality at the Nanoscale: Nanoparticles, Surfaces, Materials and more

Chirality at the Nanoscale: Nanoparticles, Surfaces, Materials and more

How to Cite

Tschierske, C. (2009) Nanoscale Stereochemistry in Liquid Crystals, in Chirality at the Nanoscale: Nanoparticles, Surfaces, Materials and more (ed D. B. Amabilino), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527625345.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (CSIC), Campus Universitari, 08193 Bellaterra, Spain

  2. 3

    Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (CSIC), Campus Universitari de Bellaterra, 08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Catalonia, Spain

Author Information

  1. Institute of Chemistry, Martin-Luther University Halle, Kurt-Mothes Str. 2, 06120 Halle, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 JUN 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527320134

Online ISBN: 9783527625345

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Keywords:

  • liquid crystal;
  • mesophase;
  • chiral superstructure;
  • chiral induction;
  • bent-core mesogen;
  • chiral mesogen;
  • ferroelectricity;
  • helix formation;
  • resolution;
  • conglomerate;
  • supramolecular chirality;
  • layer chirality;
  • chiral conformation;
  • columnar phase;
  • cubic phase;
  • smectic phase;
  • symmetry breaking

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Liquid-Crystalline State

  • Chirality in Liquid Crystals Based on Fixed Molecular Chirality

  • Chirality Due to Molecular Self-Assembly of Achiral Molecules

  • Polar Order and Chirality in LC Phases Formed by Achiral Bent-Core Molecules

  • Spontaneous Reflection-Symmetry Breaking in Other LC Phases

  • Liquid Crystals as Chiral Templates

  • Perspective

  • References