Université de Neuchâtel

Olefin Cross-Metathesis: a Versatile Synthetic Reaction for the Design of Janus Liquid Crystals

Trinh, Thi Minh Nguyet ; Nguyen, Thanh Tung ; Kopp, Cyril ; Pieper, Pauline ; Russo, Virginie ; Heinrich, Benoît ; Donnio, Bertrand ; Nguyen, Thi Le Anh ; Deschenaux, Robert

In: European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2015, vol. 2015, no. 27, p. 6005-6010

The olefin cross-metathesis reaction using the second-generation Grubbs catalyst was employed to prepare non-symmetrical thermotropic liquid crystals from various mesomorphic or nonmesomorphic type I and type II olefinic constructs, including linear, chiral, dendritic and ferrocenyl olefins. Smectic C, smectic A and nematic phases, as well as chiral smectic A and chiral nematic phases were...

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Liquid-Crystalline Mixed [5 : 1]Hexa-adducts of [60]Fullerene. Preliminary Communication

Gottis, Sébastien ; Kopp, Cyril ; Allard, Emmanuel ; Deschenaux, Robert

In: Helvetica Chimica Acta, 2007, vol. 90, no. 5, p. 957-962

A liquid-crystalline mixed [5 : 1]hexa-adduct of [60]fullerene was synthesized by addition of two different malonate derivatives onto C60. The hexa-adduct derivative 2 was prepared by a stepwise synthetic procedure (fullerene -> mono-adduct of C60 -> hexa-adduct of C60). Cyanobiphenyl and octyloxybiphenyl derivatives were selected as mesogens. The malonate derivatives...