Supramolecular liquid crystals. Self-assembly of a trimeric supramolecular disk and its self-organization into a columnar discotic mesophase

Mauricio Suárez, Jean Marie Lehn, Steven C. Zimmerman, Antoine Skoulios, Benoit Heinrich

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Abstract

6,7-Bis(alkyloxy)-2,3-dihydrophthalazine-1,4-diones self-assemble into lactim-lactam trimeric disks in solution as demonstrated by SEC and NMR. With suitable substituents, as in Phthal8, Phthal12, and Phthal16, these disks self-organize into a thermotropic, columnar, discotic phase. The disubstituted phthalhydrazide unit thus represents a general motif for the recognition-induced generation of supramolecular, discotic liquid crystals by self-assembly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9526-9532
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume120
Issue number37
DOIs
StatePublished - 23 Sep 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry (all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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