Smectic A mesophases from luminescent sandic platinum(II) mesogens

Markrete Krikorian, Constantin Christian A. Voll, Maryam Yoon, Koushik Venkatesan, Paul H.J. Kouwer, Timothy M. Swager*

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Square planar platinum(II) thienyl pyridyl complexes with board-shaped structures assemble into lamellar (SmA) liquid crystal phases at elevated temperatures. Liquid crystals of this type are expected to have stronger biaxial correlations than typical calamitic mesogens. The mesophase stability improves with decreasing alkyl chain lengths with C8H17 having the widest range of stability. All complexes are luminescent in solution. [Figure depicted]

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1709-1713
Number of pages5
JournalLiquid Crystals
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sept 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Col
  • Pt(II)
  • sandic
  • SmA


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