Comparative Thermophysical Study of Some

  • J. A. R. Cheda
  • M. V. García Pérez
  • M. I. Redondo Yélamos
  • A. Sánchez Arenas


Similarities and differences in the physical chemistry behaviour among several metal alkanoate series (thallium(I), lead(II) and copper(II)) previously studied are shown here. The presence of a 'condis' phase in the first two series is studied. The thallium and lead series present a smectic A mesogenic behaviour, while the copper(II) one forms molecular aggregates which develop columnar discotic liquid crystal phases. Finally, the monovalent cation salts form acid soaps with the acid; instead, when the cation is bivalent, the acid behaves as a polar solvent similarly to the water-surfactants systems.

acid soaps discotic columnar phase metal alkanoates thermotropic ionic liquid crystals lyotropic smectic A metallomesogens 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. R. Cheda
    • 1
  • M. V. García Pérez
    • 1
  • M. I. Redondo Yélamos
    • 1
  • A. Sánchez Arenas
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento Química Física IFacultad de Ciencias QuímicasMadridSpain E-mail
  2. 2.Sección Departamental de Física Aplicada I, Facultad de VeterinariaUniversidad ComplutenseMadridSpain

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