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Formation of columnar mesophases by rod-like molecules: Facial amphiphilic p-Terphenyl derivatives†
Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
Copyright © 1997 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 9, Issue 7, pages 564–567, 1997
How to Cite
Tschierske, C., Hildebrandt, F., Schröter, J. A., Wendorff, J. H., Festag, R. and Wittenberg, M. (1997), Formation of columnar mesophases by rod-like molecules: Facial amphiphilic p-Terphenyl derivatives. Adv. Mater., 9: 564–567. doi: 10.1002/adma.19970090710
- Issue published online: 29 OCT 2004
- Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
- Manuscript Revised: 28 FEB 1997
- Manuscript Received: 7 NOV 1996
The liquid-crystalline behavior of rod-like mesogens is normally associated with the formation of smectic layer structures. However, it is shown that the introduction of large hydrophilic groups in a lateral position, such as in the Figure, can lead to columnar mesophases. The formation of columnar mesophases by rod-like molecules is suggested to be a more general phenomenon than currently thought.