Nematogenic tetracatenar lanthanidomesogens

Karel Goossens, Duncan W. Bruce, Rik Van Deun, Koen Binnemans, Thomas Cardinaels

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    We present luminescent liquid-crystalline neodymium(iii) complexes that contain three β-diketonate ligands and a mesogenic 1,10-phenanthroline ligand. Mesomorphism, including a nematic phase - very rare in lanthanide systems - is driven by the highly anisometric phenanthroline.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)13271-13273
    Number of pages3
    JournalDalton Transactions
    Issue number43
    StatePublished - 21 Nov 2012

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Inorganic Chemistry

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