"Bicontinuous cubic" liquid crystalline materials from discotic molecules: a special effect of paraffinic side chains with ionic liquid pendants.

@article{Alam2009BicontinuousCL,
  title={"Bicontinuous cubic" liquid crystalline materials from discotic molecules: a special effect of paraffinic side chains with ionic liquid pendants.},
  author={Md Akhtarul Alam and Jin Motoyanagi and Yohei Yamamoto and Takanori Fukushima and Jungeun Kim and Ken-ichi Kato and Masaki Takata and Akinori Saeki and Shu Seki and Seiichi Tagawa and Takuzo Aida},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={131 49},
  pages={17722-3}
}
Triphenylene (TP) derivatives bearing appropriate paraffinic side chains with imidazolium ion-based ionic liquid (IL) pendants were unveiled to display a phase diagram with liquid crystalline (LC) mesophases of bicontinuous cubic (Cub(bi)) and hexagonal columnar (Col(h)) geometries. While their phase transition behaviors are highly dependent on the length of the side chains and the size of the ionic liquid pendants, TPs with hexadecyl side chains exclusively form a Cub(bi) LC assembly over an… CONTINUE READING