Mesomorphic properties of porphyrin silicon(IV) metal complexes

Takushi Sugino, Julio Santiago, Yo Shimizu, Benoî Heinrich, Daniel Guillon

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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 languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1259-1266
Number of pages8
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1999
Externally publishedYes

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