Self‐Assembly of Aminocyclopropenium Salts: En Route to Deltic Ionic Liquid Crystals

  title={Self‐Assembly of Aminocyclopropenium Salts: En Route to Deltic Ionic Liquid Crystals},
  author={Juri Litterscheidt and Jeffrey S. Bandar and Max Ebert and Robert Forschner and Korinna Bader and Tristan H. Lambert and Wolfgang Frey and Andrea B{\"u}hlmeyer and Marcus Br{\"a}ndle and Finn Schulz and Sabine Laschat},
  journal={Angewandte Chemie (International Ed. in English)},
  pages={10557 - 10565}
Abstract Aminocyclopropenium ions have raised much attention as organocatalysts and redox active polymers. However, the self‐assembly of amphiphilic aminocyclopropenium ions remains challenging. The first deltic ionic liquid crystals based on aminocyclopropenium ions have been developed. Differential scanning calorimetry, polarizing optical microscopy and X‐ray diffraction provided insight into the unique self‐assembly and nanosegregation of these liquid crystals. While the combination of small… 
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