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Liquid-crystalline fullerodendrimers

Deschenaux, Robert ; Donnio, Bertrand ; Guillon, Daniel

In: New Journal of Chemistry (NJC), 2007, vol. 31, no. 7, p. 1064 - 1073

Addition of liquid-crystalline dendrimers onto [60]fullerene led to thermotropic liquid crystals which displayed various types of mesophases, including chiral nematic, smectic B, smectic A and columnar phases. This approach represents an interesting way for the design of self-organized structures based on [60]fullerene, and opens the way to optoelectronic applications for this carbon allotrope,... Plus

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    Summary
    Addition of liquid-crystalline dendrimers onto [60]fullerene led to thermotropic liquid crystals which displayed various types of mesophases, including chiral nematic, smectic B, smectic A and columnar phases. This approach represents an interesting way for the design of self-organized structures based on [60]fullerene, and opens the way to optoelectronic applications for this carbon allotrope, such as for the development of photovoltaic devices and molecular switches.