Facile preparation of oriented nanoporous silica films from solvent-free liquid-crystalline mixtures.

Abstract

Mixtures of an amphiphilic perylene bisimide derivative and tetramethoxysilane in the absence of solvents have been found to exhibit stable columnar liquid-crystalline phases which transform into macroscopically oriented nanoporous silica films as a result of simple mechanical shearing.

DOI: 10.1039/c2cc36306b

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@article{Mizoshita2012FacilePO, title={Facile preparation of oriented nanoporous silica films from solvent-free liquid-crystalline mixtures.}, author={Norihiro Mizoshita and Takao Tani and Shinji Inagaki}, journal={Chemical communications}, year={2012}, volume={48 87}, pages={10772-4} }