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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, Characterization, and Mesomorphic Properties of a Mixed [60]Fullerene−Ferrocene Liquid-Crystalline Dendrimer

Dardel, Blaise ; Deschenaux, Robert ; Even, Michael ; Serrano, Elisabeth

In: Macromolecules, 1999, vol. 32, no. 16, p. 5193-5198

Addition reaction of the malonate-based second-generation ferrocene-containing liquid-crystalline dendrimer 16 to [60]fullerene led to the title compound 1. Molecule 1 showed good solubility in common organic solvents and good thermal stability. Examination of its mesomorphic properties revealed the presence of an enantiotropic smectic A phase, which was identified by...

Université de Neuchâtel

Supramolecular Fullerene Materials: Dendritic Liquid-Crystalline Fulleropyrrolidines

Campidelli, Stéphane ; Lenoble, Julie ; Barberá, Joaquín ; Paolucci, Francesco ; Marcaccio, Massimo ; Paolucci, Demis ; Deschenaux, Robert

In: Macromolecules, 2005, vol. 38, no. 19, p. 7915–7925

[60]Fullerene-containing liquid-crystalline dendrimers were synthesized from the first to the fourth generation by applying the 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reaction from a mesomorphic dendritic-type aldehyde derivative, sarcosine (N-methylglycine) or glycine and C60. The cyanobiphenyl unit was used as a liquid-crystalline promoter. With the exception of the first-generation...

Université de Neuchâtel

Liquid-Crystalline Bisadducts of [60]Fullerene

Campidelli, Stéphane ; Vázquez, Ester ; Milic, Dragana ; Lenoble, Julie ; Atienza Castellanos, Carmen ; Sarova, Ginka ; Guldi, Dirk M. ; Deschenaux, Robert ; Prato, Maurizio

In: The Journal of Organic Chemistry (JOC), 2006, vol. 71, no. 20, p. 7603–7610

A second-generation cyanobiphenyl-based dendrimer was used as a liquid-crystalline promoter to synthesize mesomorphic bisadducts of [60]fullerene. Liquid-crystalline trans-2, trans-3, and equatorial bisadducts were obtained by condensation of the liquid-crystalline promoter, which carries a carboxylic acid function, with the corresponding bisaminofullerene derivatives. A monoadduct...

Université de Neuchâtel

High-Resolution Characterization of Liquid-Crystalline [60]Fullerenes Using Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Dvinskikh, Sergey V. ; Yamamoto, Kazutoshi ; Scanu, David ; Deschenaux, Robert ; Ramamoorthy, Ayyalusamy

In: Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS), 2008, vol. 112, no. 39, p. 12347–12353

In situ attenuated total reflection infrared spectroscopy in a flow-through cell combined with online UV−vis spectroscopy was used to investigate the oxidation of 2-propanol over Pd/Al2O3 catalyst. The state of the catalyst was driven fast between reduced and oxidized by admitting alternately dissolved hydrogen and oxygen, and the response of the catalytic solid−liquid...

Université de Neuchâtel

Liquid-Crystalline Fullerodendrimers which Display Columnar Phases

Lenoble, Julie ; Maringa, Natacha ; Campidelli, Stéphane ; Donnio, Bertrand ; Guillon, Daniel ; Deschenaux, Robert

In: Organic Letters, 2006, vol. 8, no. 9, p. 1851–1854

The title compounds were synthesized by applying the 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reaction of aldehyde-based poly(benzyl ether) dendrimers and sarcosine (N-methylglycine) to [60]fullerene (C60). The dendritic building blocks used to functionalize C60 displayed cubic and hexagonal columnar phases. The fullerene derivatives showed rectangular columnar phases of c2mm...

Université de Neuchâtel

Liquid-Crystalline [60]Fullerene-TTF Dyads

Allard, Emmanuel ; Oswald, Frédéric ; Donnio, Bertrand ; Guillon, Daniel ; Delgado, Juan Luis ; Langa, Fernando ; Deschenaux, Robert

In: Organic Letters, 2005, vol. 7, no. 3, p. 383-386

[60]Fullerene was functionalized with a TTF derivative and a bis-mesogenic fragment. The synthetic methodology was based on the addition of a malonate derivative to C60 (Bingel-type reaction). Both the malonate and dyad showed smectic B and A phases. The supramolecular organization within the smectic layers was of the monolayer type for the malonate and of the bilayer type for the...

Université de Neuchâtel

Highly Fluorescent Liquid-Crystalline Dendrimers Based on Borondipyrromethene Dyes

Frein, Stéphane ; Camerel, Franck ; Ziessel, Raymond ; Barberá, Joaquín ; Deschenaux, Robert

In: Chemistry of Materials, 2009, vol. 21, no. 17, p. 3950–3959

Fluorescent mesomorphic materials have been synthesized by grafting difluoro-bora-diaza-s-indacene (F-Bodipy) onto first-, second-, and third-generation liquid-crystalline poly(aryl ester) dendrons functionalized with cyanobiphenyl units. The second- and third-generation dendrimers give rise to smectic A phases; the first-generation dendrimer shows a nematic phase and an...