A novel three-armed discotic liquid crystal based on 1,3,5-triethynylbenzene as a core and 2,5-diphenyloxadiazole as rigid arms has been synthesized, which is the first star-shaped molecule exhibiting a discotic nematic phase.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by CRM-COSEF and BK-21 program. X-ray diffraction study was performed in Pohang Accelerator Laboratory (beam-line 4C1).
- Heck reaction
- Liquid crystals
- X-ray crystal structures
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry