Synthesis and liquid crystallinity of fullerodendron having cyanobiphenyl groups at the terminals

Yuuki Sako, Yutaka Takaguchi, Masahiro Ichihara, Kazuchika Ohta

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Abstract

Liquid-crystalline fullerodendron having cyanobiphenyl terminals was synthesized via Diels-Alder reaction of corresponding anthryl dendron and C60. The liquid-crystalline properties of the fullerodendron was investigated by polarized optical microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, and X-ray diffraction. Interestingly, the fullerodendron give rise to thermotropic smectic B phase, in which the hexagonal packing arrangement of C60 moiety is observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)324-328
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Fiber Science and Technology
Volume64
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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