Title

Board-Like Dibenzo[fg,op]Naphthacenes: Synthesis, Characterization, Self-Assembly, and Liquid Crystallinity

Publication Title

Journal of Materials Chemistry C

Publication Date

8-9-2013

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1039/C3TC31353K

Keywords

Board-Like Dibenzo[fg, op]Naphthacenes, synthesis, characterization, self-assembly, liquid crystallinity

Disciplines

Physics

Abstract

We report the synthesis and characterization of a series of board-like (“sanidic”) compounds with dibenzo[fg,op]naphthacene cores. The compounds exhibit good self-assembly into one-dimensional belt-like structures, and also smectic liquid crystal phases typical of rod-like molecules, but with important differences ascribed to their board-like shapes.