Université de Neuchâtel

Conception, synthèse et étude de "tris"-fullérodendrimères et rotaxanes liquides-cristallins

Pieper, Pauline ; Deschenaux, Robert (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2017.

The aim of this thesis work is to combine self-organizing liquid-crystalline dendrimers with isotropic components, such as C60 and rotaxane to create complexes supramolecular architectures of interests for optoelectronic applications. This work is intended to rationalize the relation between molecular design and liquid-crystalline properties, with emphasis on the influence of isotropic...

Université de Neuchâtel

Synthesis and characterization of fullerene-pyridyl arene ruthenium complexes

Appavoo, Divambal ; Deschenaux, Robert ; Therrien, Bruno

In: Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai. Chemia, 2015, vol. 60, no. 4, p. 229-238

Association of [60]fullerene with arene ruthenium moieties has been achieved for the first time. Two fullerenopyrrolidine derivatives (Npyr-C60) were synthesized via a 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition, and coordinated to arene ruthenium complexes to form two half-sandwich complexes of the general formula...

Université de Neuchâtel

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...

Université de Neuchâtel

Exploring new avenues for Arene-Ruthenium complexes : coordination to [60]fullerene, hydrogen bonding assemblies and liquid-crystalline materials

Appavoo-Gupta, Divambal ; Deschenaux, Robert (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2015.

The thesis aims at using arene-ruthenium complexes as building blocks for the synthesis of diverse compounds to obtain potential mesomorphic and/or biological properties. The thesis consists of three main projects. The first project deals with supramolecular assemblies. New supramolecular di- and tetranuclear ruthenium arrangements, the latter bearing a cavity, were designed. H-bonding was...

Université de Neuchâtel

Conception de dendrimères liquides-cristallins pour la fonctionnalisation de nanoparticules d'or et de composés inorganiques et organiques

Frein, Stéphane ; Deschenaux, Robert (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2009 ; Th. 2118.

The main objective of the thesis is the design of liquid-crystalline dendrimers for the functionalization of various organic and organometallic moieties including gold nanoparticles, fullerene, diruthenium clusters, fluorescent dyes and carbon nanotubes. Three different families of dendrimers were prepared: poly(aryl ester) dendrimers functionalized with cyanobiphenyl mesogenic units (smectic and...

Université de Fribourg

Self-assembly of rod-coil block copolymers for photovoltaic applications

Sary, Nicolas ; Rubatat, Laurent ; Brochon, Cyril ; Hadziioannou, Georges ; Mezzenga, Raffaele

In: Macromolecular Symposia, 2008, vol. 268, no. 1, p. 28-32

Two different approaches to obtain electron donor-acceptor interfaces via self-assembly of block copolymer systems are discussed, where the donor domains are formed by a π-conjugated rod-like polymer and the acceptor domains result from a coiled polymer modified by C₆₀ fullerenes. In the first strategy, C₆₀ is chemically grafted onto the coil polymer, typically a statistical...

Université de Neuchâtel

Synthèse, caratérisation et étude de composés liquides-cristallins du fullerène : poly-adduits et bis-méthanofullerènes chiraux

Gottis, Sébastien ; Deschenaux, Robert (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2008 ; Th.2032.

Liquid crystals play a crucial role in new technologies. Indeed, in a society in which audio and video media are increasingly used by more and more people, organic liquid crystals have a bright future. On the other hand, chemicals like fullerenes, which display unique physical and chemical properties, are appealing compounds for the design of multifunctional liquid-crystalline materials. In this...

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...

Université de Neuchâtel

Organisation supramoléculaire de fullérodendrimères liquides-cristallins en phases colonnaires et application aux dyades fullerène-oligophénylènevinylène pour la conception de cellules photovoltaïques organiques

Lenoble, Julie ; Deschenaux, Robert (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2007 ; 1922.

Ce travail de thèse présente la synthèse et l’étude des propriétés liquides-cristallines thermotropes de différents fullérodendrimères et fulléro-codendrimères présentant des phases colonnaires. L’influence de différents facteurs sur l’organisation supramoléculaire est étudiée et l’application de ces connaissances à la synthèse de dyades fullerène –...