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A Mixed Fullerene-Ferrocene Thermotropic Liquid Crystal: Synthesis, Liquid-Crystalline Properties, Supramolecular Organization and Photoinduced Electron Transfer

Even, Michaël ; Heinrich, Benoît ; Guillon, Daniel ; Guldi, Dirk M. ; Prato, Maurizio ; Deschenaux, Robert

In: Chemistry - A European Journal, 2001, vol. 7, no. 12, p. 2595-2604

Grafting of a ferrocene-containing liquid-crystalline malonate derivative to C60 led to the mixed fullerene-ferrocene material 1 which gave rise to a smectic A phase. Cholesterol was used as liquid-crystalline promoter. X-ray diffraction experiments and volumetric measurements indicated that 1 is organized in double layered structures. The corresponding supramolecular...

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Columnar Phases from Covalent and Hydrogen-Bonded Liquid-Crystalline Ferrocene Derivatives

Deschenaux, Robert ; Monnet, Florence ; Serrano, Elisabeth ; Turpin, François ; Levelut, Anne-Marie

In: Helvetica Chimica Acta, 1998, vol. 81, no. 11, p. 2072-2077

The synthesis and liquid-crystalline properties of tetracatenar covalent and H-bonded bis-ferrocene derivatives 1 and 2, respectively, are reported. Both compounds gave rise to enantiotropic columnar liquid-crystalline behavior with a hexagonal molecular organization. To explore the possibility to obtain also calamitic liquid-crystalline phases from H-bonded ferrocene-containing liquid crystals,...

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Dendritic liquid-crystalline fullerene–ferrocene dyads

Campidelli, Stéphane ; Pérez, Laura ; Rodríguez-López Julián ; Barberá, Joaquín ; Langa, Fernando ; Deschenaux, Robert

In: Tetrahedron, 2006, vol. 62, no. 9, p. 2115-2122

First- and second-generation ferrocene-based dendrimers, fullerene and a second-generation liquid-crystalline poly(arylester) dendrimer carrying four cyanobiphenyl units were assembled to elaborate polyfunctional materials displaying mesomorphic and electronic properties. The targeted compounds gave rise to enantiotropic smectic A phases and organized into bilayer structures within the smectic...