Macrocycle-based liquid crystals: A study of topological effects on mesomorphism

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

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • Tokyo Metropolitan University
  • IN2P3
  • Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology
  • University of Tokyo
  • Laboratoire de Chimie Organo-Minérale
  • Institut de Chimie et Procédés pour l'Energie, l'Environnement et la Santé (ICPEES)


A liquid-crystalline molecule based on a macrocycle and a forklike mesogen forms smectic A phases over a wide temperature range. This thermal behavior of the macrocycle-based compound has been compared with that of the corresponding catenane molecule.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-172
Number of pages8
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009


  • Catenane, Macrocycle, Smectic liquid crystal, Topological effect