Angewandte Chemie International Edition
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Inside 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.