Jean-Claude Bunzli - Thermotropic lanthanidomesogens

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  Piguet,C., Bunzli,J.C.G., Donnio,B., Guillon,D. Chemical   Communications 2006 (36) 3755-3768

  Abstract: Due to their high and variable   coordination numbers leading to poorly predictable   three-dimensional coordination spheres, the trivalent lanthanide   metal ions are challenging molecular objects for introduction   into thermotropic liquid crystals. Conversely, their predictive   electronic, optical and magnetic metal-centred properties make   them particularly attractive for being incorporated into   switchable macroscopic materials responding to external electric   and magnetic stimuli. We briefly describe here some of the   important concepts and strategies leading to the recent   successful preparation of luminescent thermotropic   lanthanide-containing mesophases, for which the generic term   lanthanidomesogens is proposed

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