Synthesis and studies of sugar-coated discotic liquid crystals

Joaquin Barbera, Ana C. Garcés, Narayanaswamy Jayaraman, Ana Omenat, José Luis Serrano, J. Fraser Stoddart

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A family of thermotropic liquid crystals are obtained by linking covalently disc-like hexaalkoxytriphenylene derivatives with carbohydrate termini. Structure-dependent formation of mesophases is obtained for these discogens which are able to incorporate hydrophobic molecules inside their hydrophobic microenvironments. Incorporating other dendritic saccharides and gaining a better understanding of the resulting supramolecular organization should broaden the scope and generality of these chiral discotic liquid crystals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)488-489
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics

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