Angewandte Chemie International Edition

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Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, Zeitschrift für Chemie

47_32b/2008Inside Cover: Liquid-Crystal Engineering with Anchor-Shaped Molecules: Honeycombs with Hexagonal and Trigonal Symmetries Formed by Polyphilic Bent-Core Molecules (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 32/2008)

Anchor shaped molecules self-organize into two new complex liquid-crystalline phases formed by arrays of hexagonal cylinders, each hexagon comprising three or six molecules, as described by C. Tschierske and co-workers in the Communication on page 6080 ff. The phase type can be selected by changing the ratio of the π-conjugated aromatic core (the anchor) and the flexible chain. One of the phases is the first columnar liquid crystal with trigonal symmetry, which is of interest for nonlinear optical applications.

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