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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry|
|State||Published - Aug 1 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Polymers and Plastics