Saleesh Kumar Nambalan Sivaraman - Supergelation via Purely Aromatic π–π Driven Self-Assembly of Pseudodiscotic Oxadiazole Mesogens

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      Authors  

        Aneesh P Sivadas, NS Saleesh Kumar, Deepak D Prabhu, Shinto     Varghese, S Krishna Prasad, DS Shankar Rao, Suresh Das  

     

      Publication date  

        2014/3/27  

     

      Journal name  

        Journal of the American Chemical Society  

     

      Volume  

        136  

     

      Issue  

        14  

     

      Pages  

        5416-5423  

     

      Publisher  

        American Chemical Society  

     

      Description  

        A series of highly luminescent oxadiazole-based stilbene     molecules (OXD4, OXD8, OXD10,
        and OXD12) exhibiting interesting enantiotropic liquid     crystalline and gelation properties
        have been synthesized and characterized. The molecules     possessing longer alkyl
        substituents, OXD10 and OXD12, possess a pseudodisc shape and     are capable of
        behaving as supergelators in nonpolar solvents, forming     self-standing gels with very high
        thermal and mechanical stability. Notably the self-assembly of     these molecules, which do ... 

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      Address (URL): http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja500607d