X-ray investigation of bowl-like compounds

  title={X-ray investigation of bowl-like compounds},
  author={Xin-Jin Wang and Kun Tao and Jing-An Zhao and Liang-yu Wang},
Abstract The mesophases of bowl-like compounds were first proposed in 1982, and the compounds have recently been synthesized. We have found that some bowl-like compounds can form disordered crystalline phase that have long-range positional order, but with strong fluctuations in position and orientation. Their side chains are in a molten state. X-ray diffraction has shown that two new homologues in the hexa-n-alkylcarboxytribenzocyclononene series are stacked in triclinic systems with space… CONTINUE READING