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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Red and Blue Liquid-Crystalline Borondipyrromethene Dendrimers

Mula, Soumyaditya ; Frein, Stéphane ; Russo, Virginie ; Ulrich, Gilles ; Ziessel, Raymond ; Barberá, Joaquín ; Deschenaux, Robert

In: Chemistry of Materials, 2015, vol. 27, no. 7, p. 2332-2342

We have designed a series of modular and fluorescent poly(arylester) dendrimers functionalized with cyanobiphenyl subunits and fluorescent borondipyrromethene (Bodipy) dyes. The green emitter is a Bodipy with four methyl groups, and the Bodipy dye possessing extended conjugation with two methyl and two vinyl groups acts as a red emitter. The design element of these architectures relates to a...

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Design, Synthesis, and Self-Assembly Behavior of Liquid-Crystalline Bis-[60]Fullerodendrimers

Russo, Virginie ; Pieper, Pauline ; Heinrich, Benoît ; Donnio, Bertrand ; Deschenaux, Robert

In: Chemistry – A European Journal, 2016, vol. 22, no. 48, p. 17366-17376

Bis-[60]fullerodendrimers were synthesized by assembling [60]fullerene-containing type I (terminal olefin) and type II (a,ß-unsaturated carbonyl olefin) olefins through the olefin cross-metathesis reaction. The synthetic modular approach developed in this study allowed the preparation of mono-[60]fullerodendrimers and their [60]fullerene-free analogues. First- and second-generation poly(aryl...

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Designing Supramolecular Liquid-Crystalline Hybrids from Pyrenyl-Containing Dendrimers and Arene Ruthenium Metallacycles

Pitto-Barry, Anaïs ; Barry, Nicolas P. E ; Russo, Virginie ; Heinrich, Benoît ; Donnio, Bertrand ; Therrien, Bruno ; Deschenaux, Robert

In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2014, vol. 136, no. 50, p. 17616-17625

The association of the arene ruthenium metallacycle [Ru4(p- cymene)4(bpe)2(donq)2][DOS]4 (bpe = 1,2- bis(4-pyridyl)ethylene, donq = 5,8-dioxydo-1,4-naphtoquinonato, DOS = dodecyl sulfate) with pyrenyl-functionalized poly(arylester) dendrimers bearing cyanobiphenyl end- groups is reported. The supramolecular dendritic systems display...

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Conception de bisfullérodendrimères liquides-cristallins par la réaction de métathèse croisée d'oléfines

Russo, Virginie ; Deschenaux, Robert (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2016.

In this thesis, the topic was the design of liquid-crystalline bisfullerodendrimers. Indeed, the field of liquid-crystalline fullerodendrimers is being extensively investigated. Combining [60]fullerene (C60) with liquid crystal organization give numerous applications in the field of self-assembled supramolecular materials. Currently, the mesomorphic fullerodendrimers are made of only...