Columnar Liquid Crystals with a Central Crown Ether Unit (pages 163–168)
A. Schultz, S. Laschat, A. Saipa, F. Gießelmann, M. Nimtz, J. L. Schulte, A. Baro and B. Miehlich
Article first published online: 11 FEB 2004 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200304463
The symmetric roof-shaped molecule that is shown on the right is one of several readily accessible molecules synthesized via a convergent Suzuki coupling reaction. It stacks into columns that form an unconventional columnar mesophase. The length of the alkyl chains (R) in the compounds influences their mesomorphic properties.