Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, Vol.668, No.1, 48-58, 2018
"Synthesis, design and characterization of supramolecular self-assembly of calixresorcinare substituted LCs"
A new class of supramolecular calixresorcinarene substituted alkoxy side chain (-OC5H11, -OC8H17, -OC10H21) has been synthesized and well characterized. These supramolecular compounds were investigated by polarizing optical microscope (POM), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimmetric analysis (TGA) and high-temperature X-ray diffraction studies (XRD). The present synthesized supramolecular derivatives are promising to stabilize the hexagonal columnar phase over a broad thermal range. All the synthesized derivatives showed hexagonal columnar phase at lower temperature and showed enantiotropical nature. Compound 2a with small alkyl spacer on eight side showed higher thermal stability as compare to higher alkyl spacer substituted compounds 2b and compound 2c. These research results suggest that calixresorcinarene was a good platform to construct bowl-shaped derivatives to exhibits the columnar liquid crystal phase and the observed liquid crystalline properties were greatly effected by the substituted alkoxy side chain on eight side of calixresorcinarene skeletone. All the synthesized compounds were characterized by FT-IR, H-1 NMR and C-13 NMR spectroscopy. [GRAPHICS] .