Induction of liquid crystallinity of by self-assembled molecular boxes

A. Piermattei, Marcel Giesbers, Antonius T.M. Marcelis, Eduardo Mendes, Stephen J. Picken, Mercedes Crego Calama, David Reinhoudt

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    Jewel-box: In a hierarchical process, three molecules of a calix[4]arene (blue) and six of barbituric or cyanuric acid (green) assemble into double-rosette boxes, which assemble into columns, which in turn assemble into columnar liquid-crystalline phases (see picture). The resulting mesophases have a remarkable thermal stability and a high degree of order.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)7543-7546
    Number of pages4
    JournalAngewandte Chemie (international edition)
    Issue number45
    Publication statusPublished - 2006


    • Nanotechnology
    • METIS-236521
    • Hydrogen bonds
    • Liquid crystals
    • Supramolecular Chemistry
    • Self-Assembly
    • IR-72061

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