Antiaromatic twinned triphenylene discotics showing nematic phases and 2-dimensional π-overlap in the solid state

Liang Zhang, Hemant Gopee, David L. Hughes, Andrew N. Cammidge

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Abstract

Construction of formally antiaromatic discotic twins based on dehydroannulene cores linked through non-adjacent positions on triphenylenes gives stable molecules with intriguing molecular and supramolecular properties and, unlike the majority of discotic triphenylenes and similar materials, the twins form nematic mesophases on heating.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4255-4257
JournalChemical Communications
Volume46
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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