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Mesomorphism induced by hydrogen bonding between complimentary components. Crystal and molecular structure of the adduct between 4-phenylbenzoic acid and 4-cyano-4'-stilbazole

Price, D.J., Adams, H., and Bruce, D.W. (1996) Mesomorphism induced by hydrogen bonding between complimentary components. Crystal and molecular structure of the adduct between 4-phenylbenzoic acid and 4-cyano-4'-stilbazole. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 289 (1). pp. 127-140. ISSN 1542-1406 (doi:10.1080/10587259608042317)

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Abstract

Hydrogen-bonded complexes were formed between complementary, proton-donating and accepting components. Symmetric (two-to-one) complexes of 4-substituted benzoic acids and 4,4'-bipyridine and structurally unsymmetric (one-to-one) complexes of benzoic acid derivatives with either 4-cyano or 4-nitro-4-stilbazole, were studied. Despite the fact that none of the components was particularly mesogenic, nor contained an alkyl chain, many of the resultant mixtures displayed nematic mesomorphism. In some cases the clearing temperature was above 220°C. The crystal and molecular structure of one of these liquid-crystalline complexes, 2c (4- phen ylbenzoic acid/4-cyano-4-stilbazole) is described.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s):Price, Dr Daniel
Authors: Price, D.J., Adams, H., and Bruce, D.W.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Journal Abbr.:Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. A
ISSN:1542-1406
Published Online:4 October 2006

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