Amphotropic properties of multi-palladium and -platinum liquid crystals

Klaus Praefcke*, John D. Holbrey, Nadejda Usol'tseva, Dirk Blunk

*Corresponding author for this work

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Tetrametallomesogens containing palladium (2, 3a-c) or platinum (4, 5a-c) macroheterocyclic central cores show wide ranging liquid crystalline properties, both thermotropic and lyotropic in apolar organic solvents. Here, we present an overview of recent work from our laboratory concerning these novel metallomesogens and related bis-metal analogues 6 and 7. We also propose new nomenclature to satisfy the growing range of liquid crystalline mesophases exhibited by these materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-139
Number of pages17
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Arylimines
  • Heterocycles
  • Lyo- and thermo-mesomorphism
  • Mesophases
  • Metal (Pd and Pt) organyes
  • Ortho-metallations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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