Synthesis and Liquid Crystal Properties of a New Organometallic Palladium Complex
A new organometallic palladium coordinated liquid crystal that was written by PdS6 had been synthesized by chelating reaction of the tetrachloropalladate (PdCl42-) and the star-like liquid crystal (S6) containing four hexyloxyazobenzene mesogens in its periphery. The structure and liquid crystallinity (LC) of PdS6 were characterized by infrared absorption spectroscopy (IR), ultraviolet absorption spectra (UV), nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), elemental analysis (EA), polarizing optical microscope (POM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The phase behavior of PdS6 was Cr155N230I205N160Cr, its melting point and clearing temperature were higher than those of the free azo ligand S6, its mesophase range wass broader than S6’s. It will be used as a new type photoelectric functional material in the future.
Shiquan Liu and Min Zuo
J. Q. Liu et al., "Synthesis and Liquid Crystal Properties of a New Organometallic Palladium Complex", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 306-307, pp. 242-245, 2011