Liquid-Crystalline Dendrimers Designed by Click Chemistry
Macromolecules, American Chemical Society, 2016/49/9/3222-3231
Liquid-crystalline dendrimers have been prepared from second-generation Percec- type poly(benzyl ether) dendrons or second-generation poly(aryl ester) dendrons carrying cyanobiphenyl mesogens. The Janus dendrimer, which combines the two types of dendromesogens, has also been synthesized. Those compounds have been prepared under copper-catalyzed azide–alkyne cycloaddition conditions. The mesomorphic properties have been studied by thermal analysis (POM, DSC) and small-angle X-ray scattering. Smectic A, nematic, and columnar phases have been observed depending on the dendritic building blocks. The click reaction has proven to be a powerful and elegant synthetic tool for the design of complex dendritic liquid- crystalline architectures.
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