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Université de Neuchâtel

Conception de matériaux dendritiques chiraux mésomorphes pour l’élaboration de commutateurs électroactifs basés sur le couple ferrocène/ferrocenium

Kopp, Cyril ; Deschenaux, Robert (Dir.) ; Süss-Find, Georg (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2010.

This thesis focuses on the design of new mesomorphic materials. Two chiral dendrimers were synthesized with the aim to transfer their liquid-crystalline properties to ferrocene derivatives. An evolution towards peralkylated ferrocene gave stable ferrocenium derivatives showing a switch between liquid-crystalline phases. The role of the dendritic structure and oxidation could be explained. Then,...

Université de Neuchâtel

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...

Université de Neuchâtel

1,1′-Ferrocene dicarboxylic acid pyridin-4-yl ester: A new bidentate ligand in arene ruthenium chemistry

Auzias, Mathieu ; Therrien, Bruno ; Süss-Fink, Georg

In: Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 2007, vol. 10, no. 11, p. 1239-1243

1,1′-Ferrocene dicarboxylic acid pyridin-4-yl ester (1) is prepared from 1,1′-ferrocene dicarbonyl chloride and 4-hydroxypyridine. This new bidentate ferrocenoyl ligand reacts with the monocationic complex [(η6-p-cymene)2Ru2 (μ-OH)3]+ to give the dicationic complex...

Université de Neuchâtel

Synthesis of a nickel (II) photomagnetic switch

Casta, Yves ; Ward, Thomas (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2008 ; Th. 2065.

The purpose in this research is the development of a molecular photomagnetic switch based on the magnetic properties of four coordinate nickel (II) complexes. A Cambridge structural database search of all [NiCl2(PR3)2] complexes reveals that the four coordinate geometry around nickel correlates with the P–Ni–P bite angle. Indeed, large P–Ni–P bite angles...

Université de Neuchâtel

New arene ruthenium complexes with planar chirality

Therrien, Bruno ; Süss-Fink, Georg

In: Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2004, vol. 357, no. 1, p. 219-224

1,2,4-Trimethyl-cyclohexadiene reacts with RuCl3 • nH2O in refluxing ethanol to afford quantitatively [RuCl2(1,2,4-C6H3Me3)]2 (1), the coordination of 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene to the ruthenium atom introducing planar chirality at the η6-arene ligand. The dinuclear complex 1 reacts with...

Université de Neuchâtel

Dinuclear ruthenium sawhorse-type complexes containing carboxylato bridges and ferrocenyl substituents: Synthesis and electrochemistry

Auzias, Mathieu ; Süss-Fink, Georg ; Štěpnička, Petr ; Ludvík, Jiří

In: Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2007, vol. 360, no. 6, p. 2023-2028

The ferrocenyl-containing diruthenium complexes [Ru2(CO)4(μ2-η2-OOCFc)2L2] (Fc = ferrocenyl, fc = ferrocen-1,1′-diyl; 1: L = NC5H4–COOC6H4–OC10H21, 2: L =...

Université de Neuchâtel

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,...

Université de Neuchâtel

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...