A New Class of Novel Macrocyclic Mesogens (pages 1503–1506)
Peter R. Ashton, Dr. Detlev Joachimi, Dr. Neil Spencer, Prof. J. Fraser Stoddart, Dr. Carsten Tschierske, Dr. Andrew J. P. White, Dr. David J. Williams and Kerstin Zab
Version of Record online: 22 DEC 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.199415031
The clearing temperature is unexpectedly higher for the liquid crystalline phases of the macrocycle 1 (209°C) than for comparable acyclic biphenyls. The coupling of two appropriate rigid units through flexible terminal chains is apparently a highly effective method of inducing and stabilizing the mesophase.