A dihydroxo(dodecyltetraphenylporphinato)silicon (IV) and its corresponding dimethoxosilicon (IV) derivative were synthesized to examine the mesomorphic properties of the metal complexes by differential scanning calorimetry, optical microscopy, and X-ray diffraction analysis. The study of the mesomorphic behavior of the porphyrin complexes will allow a better understanding of the influence of the axial groups on the thermal behavior, which has been demonstrated for a hydroxoaluminum complex of tetraphenylporphyrin.
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 1999|
Sugino, T., Santiago, J., Shimizu, Y., Heinrich, B., & Guillon, D. (1999). Mesomorphic properties of porphyrin silicon(IV) metal complexes. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 1259-1266.