Structure and phase behavior of a 2: 1 complex between arene- and fluoroarene-based conjugated rigid rods

Stephen W. Watt, Chaoyang Dai, Andrew J. Scott, Jacquelyn M. Burke, Rhodri Ll Thomas, Jonathan C. Collings, Christopher Viney, William Clegg, Todd B. Marder

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Abstract

The ps have it: An unusual 2:1 areneperfluoroarene p complex is formed between 1,4-bis(phenylethynyl)benzene and its perfluorinated analogue, and this is the first example of a non-1:1 complex of this type. The interstack geometry (see picture; red H, green F) is also unusual, as is the complex mesomorphism of this system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3061-3063
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume43
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2004

Keywords

  • Crystal engineering
  • Fluorine
  • Liquid crystals
  • Pi interactions
  • Supramolecular chemistry

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