A Columnar Superstructure Assembled with a Novel Gemini-Like Macrodiscogen Based on a Copper β-Diketonate Complex

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  • J.-Q. Jiang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry, The Joint Laboratory of Polymer Sciences and Materials, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, P.R. China
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  • Z.-R. Shen,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry, The Joint Laboratory of Polymer Sciences and Materials, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, P.R. China
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  • J. Lu,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry, The Joint Laboratory of Polymer Sciences and Materials, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, P.R. China
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  • P.-F. Fu,

    1. Dow Corning Corp., Midland, MI 48686, USA
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  • Y. Lin,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry, The Joint Laboratory of Polymer Sciences and Materials, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, P.R. China
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  • H.-D. Tang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry, The Joint Laboratory of Polymer Sciences and Materials, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, P.R. China
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  • H.-W. Gu,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry, The Joint Laboratory of Polymer Sciences and Materials, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, P.R. China
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  • J. Sun,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry, The Joint Laboratory of Polymer Sciences and Materials, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, P.R. China
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  • P. Xie,

  • R.-B. Zhang

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  • This work was supported by the NSFC (grant nos. 20174047, 20204016, 50273043, 29974036, 50073028), the Polymer Chemistry Laboratory, Chinese Academy of Sciences and China Petro-chemical Corporation, and Dow Corning Corp. USA.

Abstract

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A unique metal-containing liquid crystal consisting of a novel gemini-like metallic macrodiscogen with copper-bis(β-diketonate)-based twin cores has been successfully synthesized. Scanning tunneling microscopy has been used to characterize the ideal square-planar conformation (see Figure). The low ionization potential and the reversible oxidation process values suggest a large capability for hole injection.

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