Crystal Smectic‐B Phase from a Mesomorphic Ferrocene Derivative

Robert Deschenaux, Jean‐Luc ‐L Marendaz, Julio Santiago, John W. Goodby

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Abstract

The thermal properties of two ferrocene derivatives, substituted by either one or two cholesteryloxycarbonyl units, were investigated. While the monosubstituted ferrocene derivative 1 was found to be non‐mesomorphic, the disubstituted ferrocene derivative 2 exhibited a crystal smectic‐B phase. This result shows that ferrocene‐containing thermotropic liquid crystals, despite the bulkiness of the metallocene core, are not limited to disordered calamitic phases. Copyright © 1995 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1215-1218
Number of pages4
JournalHelvetica Chimica Acta
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1995
Externally publishedYes

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