A liquid-crystalline [2]catenane and its copper(I) complex

Etienne D. Baranoff*, Julie Voignier, Takuma Yasuda, Valérie Heitz, Jean Pierre Sauvage, Takashi Kato, Etienne Baranoff

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(Figure Presented) Getting organized: A free [2]catenane and its copper complex having forklike mesogens form nanosegregated liquid-crystalline (LC) structures over wide temperature ranges. The ordered arrangement of the free [2]catenane in the LC smectic A phase exerts a significant effect on the conformation of the two macrocycles, which is fixed in the ordered assembled state (see picture).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4680-4683
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie (International Edition)
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2007


  • Catenanes
  • Liquid crystals
  • Nanomaterials self-assembly
  • Supramolecular chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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