Influence of perfluoroarene - Arene interactions on the phase behavior of liquid crystalline and polymeric materials

Marcus Weck, Alex R. Dunn, Kozo Matsumoto, Geoffrey W. Coates, Emil B. Lobkovsky, Robert H. Grubbs

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A stabilization of the liquid-crystalline mesophase and thus an enlarged temperature range of the mesogenic phase is achieved by adding perfluorotriphenylene to a chiral liquid-crystalline triphenylene. This mesophase is based on 1:1 perfluoroarene-arene interactions (see picture). In a polymer with triphenylenes as mesogens in the side chains, the addition of perfluorotriphenylene led to crystallization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2741-2745
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number18
StatePublished - Sep 17 1999



  • Arenes
  • Liquid crystals
  • Polymerizations
  • Stacking interactions
  • Supramolecular chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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