Homeotropic alignment of dendritic columnar liquid crystal induced by hydrogen-bonded triphenylene core bearing fluoroalkyl chains

Shinsuke Ishihara, Yusuke Furuki, Jonathan P. Hill, Katsuhiko Ariga, Shinji Takeoka

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A 1:3 molar complex of the fluoroalkyl side chain-substituted 2,6,10-tris-carboxymethoxy-3,7,11- tris(4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,7-nonafluoroheptyloxy) triphenylene (TPF4) with the second generation dendron 3,5-bis(3,4-bis- dodecyloxybenzyloxy)-N-pyridin-4-yl-benzamide (DN) assembled through complementary hydrogen bonding to form a supramolecular columnar liquid crystal, which exhibited homeotropic alignment when sandwiched between octadecyltrichlorosilane (OTS)-coated or indium tin oxide (ITO)-coated glass plates due to specific interactions between the fluoroalkyl side chains and the substrates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5130-5137
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jul



  • Dendron
  • Homeotropic Alignment
  • Hydrogen-Bond
  • Liquid Crystal
  • Triphenylene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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