The First Uranium Based Liquid Crystals. Uranyl Metallomesogens from Β-diketone and Tropolone Ligands
A tropolone ligand (5-hexadecyloxytropolone) complexed with uranyl, produces a very narrow liquid crystal range at high temperatures. A β-diketone ligand (1-[4-decyloxyphenyl]-3-tridecylpropane-1,3-dione) designed for a more extensive liquid crystal range, produces a uranyl liquid crystal at low temperatures, which remains liquid crystalline while supercooling down to room temperature. This opens the way to a host of interesting new superheavy metallomesogens, uranium metallomesogens, low melting metallomesogens, and possible radiopharmaceuticals. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
S. L. Clark et al., "The First Uranium Based Liquid Crystals. Uranyl Metallomesogens from Β-diketone and Tropolone Ligands," Inorganic Chemistry Communications, Elsevier, Jan 2002.
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