A homologous series of guanidinium alkylbenzenesulfonates from ethyl to tetradecyl were synthesized and characterised. Their thermotropic polymorphism was investigated by polarizing optical microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, and dilatometry. The structure of the smectic liquid crystal phases obtained at high temperature with the compounds from octyl to tetradecyl was analysed by X-ray diffraction. The supramolecular assembling of the ionic species inside the smectic layers was investigated by infrared spectroscopy.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Chemistry - A European Journal|
|Publication status||Published - May 17 2002|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Organic Chemistry