Synthesis and Characterization of a New Organometallic Palladium Coordinated Liquid Crystal
A new organometallic palladium coordinated liquid crystal that is written by PdS4 has been synthesized by chelating reaction of the tetrachloropalladate (PdCl42-) and the star-like liquid crystal (S4) containing four butoxyazobenzene mesogens in its periphery. The structure and liquid crystallinity (LC) of PdS4 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 PdS4 is Cr167N232I200N170Cr, its melting point and clearing temperature are higher than those of the free azo ligand S4, its mesophase range is broader than S4’s. It will be used as a new type photoelectric functional material in the future.
Yuan Ming Huang
J. Q. Liu et al., "Synthesis and Characterization of a New Organometallic Palladium Coordinated Liquid Crystal", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 428-429, pp. 117-121, 2010