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Keywords:

  • amphiphiles;
  • carbohydrates;
  • hydrogen bonding;
  • liquid crystals
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The lateral fixing of calamitic mesogens through hydrogen bonding of facial amphiphiles is a novel way of generating smectic materials with a broad mesomorphic region. Compound 1 is an example of this amphiphile and represents a new type of liquid-crystalline carbohydrate. R = OC10H21.