We describe here an overview on the formation of mesophases by the interaction between large flat aromatic cored molecules and relatively small organic electron acceptors which form stacked, sandwich-like columnar π-π electron donor-acceptor complexes. The inclusion of suitable donor and acceptor components may be used to induce columnar mesophases in mixtures of compounds which can be either mesomorphic or non-mesomorphic in the pure state. With judicious choice of donor and acceptor partners, induced mesophases of remarkable range and thermal stability can be prepared.
|Number of pages||23|
|Journal||Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Molecular Recognition in Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 01 Jan 1996|
- Electron donor-acceptor complexes
- Induction phenomena
- Liquid crystals
- Radial multiynes