1,3-Disubstituted ferrocene-containing thermotropic liquid crystals of form (η5-C5H5)Fe[(η5-C 5H3)-1,3-(CO2C6H4CO 2C6H4OCnH2n + 1) 2]

Robert Deschenaux, Julio Cesar Santiago Contreras, Daniel Guillon, Benoît Heinrich

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The title compounds have been synthesized and their liquid-crystal properties investigated. The reported ferrocene derivatives exhibited enantiotropic nematic and/or smectic A phases associated with broad anisotropic domains. The molecular arrangement within the smectic A phases was studied by X-ray diffraction. The experimental data, compared to the values obtained from CPK models, suggested a monolayer molecular organization with a pronounced chain disorganization for the medium- and long-chain derivatives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)679-682
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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