Title

The First Uranium Based Liquid Crystals. Uranyl Metallomesogens from Β-diketone and Tropolone Ligands

Abstract

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.

Department(s)

Mathematics and Statistics

Second Department

Chemistry

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2002 Elsevier, All rights reserved.


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