Trisubstituted decacyclene derivatives: Bridging the gap between the carbonaceous mesophase and discotic liquid crystals


  • We thank the joint research program of the Israel National Council for Research and Development with the GSF, Germany, and the Michigan Applied Research Fund (STAR) for their generous support of our program. We also thank Prof. K. Praefcke and Dr. B. Kohne of the Technical University of Berlin for helpful discussions and DSC measurements.


Communication: Discotic mesogens with C3 symmetry (see figure) are shown to form the basis of a chemically stable low-temperature model for the carbonaceous mesophase, a key intermediate in the production of coke and graphite via the carbonization of organic precursors. The synthesis and properties are reported.

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