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.
|Number of pages
|Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
|Published - 1999
|Proceedings of the 1998 17th International Liquid Crystal Conference - Strasbourg, France
Duration: 19 Jul 1998 → 24 Jul 1998