Development of liquid-crystalline complexes with self-assembled cage structures

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

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New lyotoropic liquid crystals have been designed and synthesized. They consist of self-assembled coordination cages and triphenylene derivatives substituted with six hydrophilic oligo(ethyleneoxide) chains. A self-assembled charge-transfer complex was formed by self-assembly of the cages and the discotic molecules, which was confirmed by cold-spray ionization mass spectrometry, UV-VIS and 1H NMR measurements. Polarizing optical microscopies and small-angle X-ray scattering measurements for the complexes show the formation of the hexagonal columnar assemblies in the presence of small amount of H2O.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolymer Preprints, Japan
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Event54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005 - Yokohama, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 May 200527 May 2005


Conference54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Charge-Transfer Complex
  • Liquid Crystal
  • Self-Assembly
  • Triphenylene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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