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Authors: Wöhrle, Tobias
Baro, Angelika
Laschat, Sabine
Title: Novel discotic boroxines : synthesis and mesomorphic properties
Issue Date: 2014 Zeitschriftenartikel Materials 7 (2014), S. 4045-4056. URL
Abstract: Discotic liquid crystals have attracted the attention of many research groups worldwide. Due to the one dimensional charge and ion transport in the columnar mesophase, the ability of liquid crystals (LCs) to self-heal structural defects by thermal annealing and the ease of processing via spin coating, drop casting and other solution processing methods highly useful applications could be realized. Aryl boronic acids are valuable reagents for a number of metal-catalyzed reactions, and boroxines, the cyclic trimers of organoboronic acids, may serve as useful building blocks. However, surprisingly little is known about liquid crystalline boroxines. We described a new synthetic approach to highly substituted triphenylboroxines and investigated their liquid crystalline properties. The tris(3,4,5-trialkyloxy)phenyl functionalized derivatives showed broad mesophases for a minimum alkyl chain length of C9. Textures observed under polarizing optical microscope indicated a columnar hexagonal (Colh) mesophase geometry that was confirmed by X-ray diffraction experiments.
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