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Synthesis of Columnar Liquid Crystals

  • Sandeep KumarEmail author
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Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 169)

Abstract

The columnar phases of discotic liquid crystals (DLCs) have been well recognized as one-dimensional organic semiconductors due to their unique self-organising supramolecular architecture. Though more than 3,000 DLCs from about 60 different cores have been synthesized, only a few DLCs derived from discotic cores such as, triphenylene, hexaazatriphenylene, pyrene, perylene, tricycloquinazoline, porphyrin, phthalocyanine and hexabenzocoronene are experimentally studied for their electrical and photoconducting properties. This chapter presents the synthesis of these DLCs and related materials.

Keywords

Suzuki Coupling Charge Transport Property Tetracarboxylic Acid Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution Liquid Crystalline Material 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Soft Condensed Matter GroupRaman Research InstituteBangaloreIndia

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