Crown-metal interactions in cholesteric liquid crystals

Seiji Shinkai, Tadahiko Nishi, Atusushi Ikeda, Tsutomu Matsuda, Katsuhiro Shimamoto, Osamu Manabe

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Alkali metal cations bound to steroidal crown ethers can change the helical pitch of cholesteric liquid crystals; the results indicate a potential to apply the liquid crystal as a new host-guest sensory system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-304
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Medicine


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