A mesogenic triphenylene-perylene-triphenylene triad

Xiangfei Kong, Zhiqun He, Yinning Zhang, Linping Mu, Chunjun Liang, Bo Chen, Xiping Jing, Andrew N. Cammidge

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A straightforward synthesis of triphenylene-perylene-triphenylene triad structures has been achieved by using versatile triphenylene intermediates bearing a single oxyalkyl amine side chain. Among these, PBITP10 showed a stable columnar mesophase implying favorably matched core-core separations in the structure. Importantly, the triad can be used as a vehicle for doping columnar triphenylene matrices with functional but incompatible perylene units and a mixture of hexahexyloxytriphenylene matrix doped with 0.1% PBITP10 is homogeneous and liquid crystalline.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)764-767
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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