A Modulated Helical Nanofilament Phase (pages 5254–5257)
Dr. Ethan Tsai, Dr. Jacqueline M. Richardson, Dr. Eva Korblova, Dr. Michi Nakata, Dr. Dong Chen, Yongqiang Shen, Renfan Shao, Prof. Dr. Noel A. Clark and Prof. Dr. David M. Walba
Article first published online: 19 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.201209453
A new liquid crystal phase, denoted modulated helical nanofilament (HNF(mod)), is formed from a very simple class of biphenyl carboxylates lacking the benzylidene aniline moieties typically found in HNF mesogens. The HNF(mod) phase represents a novel kind of nanoparticle possessing stacked aromatic rings, with potential applications in organic electronics.