Multifunctional Materials via Molecular Self-Organization into Liquid-Crystalline Phase
In this paper, we described the synthesis of N,N’-di-(2-ammoniumethyl)perylene- 3,4,9,10-bis(dicarboximide) ditrifluoroacetate (1), an ionic organic compound that self-organized to give chromonic liquid crystals and anisotropic crystals. Using a polymer template with micrometer-scale features to direct the ordered arrangement of 1, patterned structure with micrometer-scale local order was fabricated. The anisotropic (direction-dependent) properties of the crystals and micropatterns of 1 were investigated.
Alan K.T. Lau, J. Lu, Vijay K. Varadan, F.K. Chang, J.P. Tu and P.M. Lam
S. W. Tam-Chang et al., "Multifunctional Materials via Molecular Self-Organization into Liquid-Crystalline Phase", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 47-50, pp. 165-168, 2008