Hexagonal columnar mesophases in oxygen-bridged dicopper complexes

Chung K. Lai, Min Yi Lu, Fun Jane Lin

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The synthesis of a series of bidentate Schiff's bases; 3,5-bis (3′,4′,5′-trialkoxybenzyloxy)phenyl-2-N-(3-hydroxypropy) iminopropyl ketone, and their dicopper complexes are reported. The liquid crystalline behaviour of these dicopper complexes was studied by DSC, polarized optical microscopy and X-ray diffraction. The phases were characterized and identified as hexagonal columnar (Dh) phases, which are typical of disc-like molecules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-315
Number of pages3
JournalLiquid Crystals
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1997


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