Nguyen, H.L., Horton, P.N., Hursthouse, M.B., Legon, A.C. and Bruce, D.W. (2003) Halogen bonding: A new interaction for liquid crystal formation. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 126 (1). pp. 16-17. ISSN 0002-7863
It is shown for the first time that liquid crystal behavior can be induced through halogen bonding. Thus, mixing the nonmesomorphic components 4-alkoxystilbazole with pentafluoroiodobenzene leads to a 1:1 halogen-bonded complex whose integrity is shown by X-ray single-crystal analysis and which shows thermotropic smectic A and nematic phases.
|Institution:||The University of York|
|Academic Units:||The University of York > Chemistry (York)|
|Depositing User:||York RAE Import|
|Date Deposited:||03 Apr 2009 10:34|
|Last Modified:||03 Apr 2009 10:34|
|Publisher:||ACS American Chemical Society|