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

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

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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 - 2007
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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