Liquid-Crystalline Nanostructures: π-Conjugated Oligothiophene-Based Polycatenar Liquid Crystals: Self-Organization and Photoconductive, Luminescent, and Redox Properties (Adv. Funct. Mater. 3/2009)

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  • Takuma Yasuda,

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    1. Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, School of Engineering The University of Tokyo Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan)
    • Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, School of Engineering The University of Tokyo Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan).
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  • Hirotaka Ooi,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, School of Engineering The University of Tokyo Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan)
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  • Jun Morita,

    1. Graduate School of Bio-Applications and Systems Engineering Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology Nakacho, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8588 (Japan)
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  • Yusuke Akama,

    1. Graduate School of Bio-Applications and Systems Engineering Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology Nakacho, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8588 (Japan)
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  • Kiyoshi Minoura,

    1. Graduate School of Bio-Applications and Systems Engineering Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology Nakacho, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8588 (Japan)
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  • Masahiro Funahashi,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, School of Engineering The University of Tokyo Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan)
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  • Takeshi Shimomura,

    1. Graduate School of Bio-Applications and Systems Engineering Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology Nakacho, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8588 (Japan)
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  • Takashi Kato

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    1. Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, School of Engineering The University of Tokyo Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan)
    • Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, School of Engineering The University of Tokyo Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan).
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Abstract

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Polycatenar π-conjugated oligothiophenes tethering multiple flexible chains can be used as electro-, photo-, and redox-active materials, as reported by Takashi Kato, Takuma Yasuda, and co-workers on page 411. Various functional liquid-crystalline assemblies including smectic, columnar, and micellar cubic nanostructures can be constructed by polycatenar oligothiophenes. This simple and versatile design strategy would be useful for further development of new functional π-conjugated materials.

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