A lyotropic liquid-crystalline molecular nano-cage

Etienne Baranoff*, Fumihiko Nakatsu, Yuko Kamikawa, Hong Bo Liu, Masaya Moriyama, Kazuhisa Kumazawa, Michito Yoshizawa, Makoto Fujita, Takashi Kato, Etienne Baranoff

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Mixtures composed of triphenylenes substituted by oligo(ethyleneoxide) chains and a rigid nano-cage host (made from triazine-based panels linked to pyrazine pillars by Pt ions) containing a flat aromatic guest, exhibit lyotropic liquid-crystalline behavior upon the addition of a small amount of water. X-Ray measurements show that the guest has a negligible impact on the liquid-crystalline structure, which may lead to new strategies to design dynamic functional materials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolymer Preprints, Japan
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2006
Event55th SPSJ Annual Meeting - Nagoya, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 May 200626 May 2006


Conference55th SPSJ Annual Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Liquid Crystal
  • Metal Complex
  • Molecular Aggregates
  • Self-Assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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