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Planar chirality: a fascinating symmetry breaking which leads to ferroelectricity in ferrocenyl liquid crystals

Chuard, Thierry ; Cowling Stephen J. ; Fernandez-Ciurleo, Maria ; Jauslin, Isabelle ; Goodby, John W. ; Deschenaux, Robert

In: Chemical Communications (ChemComm), 2000, vol. 21, p. 2109-2110

We describe the synthesis, characterization and properties of the first optically-active 1,3-unsymmetrically disubstituted ferrocene derivative which is to exhibit smectic C* and smectic A* phases. Plus

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    Summary
    We describe the synthesis, characterization and properties of the first optically-active 1,3-unsymmetrically disubstituted ferrocene derivative which is to exhibit smectic C* and smectic A* phases.