Self-organization and photoreactivity of anthryl dendron having perfluoroalkyl chains at the terminals

Yasushi Yanagimoto, Yutaka Takaguchi, Yuuki Sako, Sadao Tsuboi, Masahiro Ichihara, Kazuchika Ohta

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A newly designed anthryl dendron having perfluoroalkyl chains at terminals showed thermotropic liquid crystallinity, which was characterized using polarizing optical microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, and X-ray diffraction. The anthryl dendron forms SB phase at room temperature below 53 °C, at which temperature a phase transition to Colrd takes place. In a fluorous solvent, regioselective photodimerization of the anthryl dendron occurred to give head-to-head photodimers, although photodimerization in the SB phase and chloroform gave both head-to-head and head-to-tail photodimers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8373-8378
Number of pages6
Issue number35
Publication statusPublished - Aug 28 2006



  • Dendrimer
  • Fluorous chemistry
  • Mesophase
  • Photodimerization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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