Publication Details (including relevant citation information):
Deepak D Prabhu, NS Saleesh Kumar, Aneesh P Sivadas, Shinto Varghese, Suresh Das
The Journal of Physical Chemistry B
American Chemical Society
Star-shaped molecules consisting of a 1, 3, 4-oxadiazole core derivatized with alkoxy-
substituted phenyl ethynylenes, FD12 (dodecyl) and FD16 (hexadecyl) were synthesized.
These molecules exhibited enantiotropic columnar mesophases over a wide temperature
range, with the liquid crystalline phases exhibiting strong blue fluorescence. On cooling,
FD12 transformed into a transparent glass at room temperature wherein the liquid crystalline
texture was retained. The glassy film remained stable over a period of one year and ...
Address (URL): http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jp305349h