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Thermotropic Ionic Liquid Crystals
Institut für Organische Chemie, Universität Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 55, D-70569 Stuttgart, Germany
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Received: 17 December 2010; Accepted: 27 December 2010 / Published: 14 January 2011
Abstract: The last five years’ achievements in the synthesis and investigation of thermotropic ionic liquid crystals are reviewed. The present review describes the mesomorphic properties displayed by organic, as well as metal-containing ionic mesogens. In addition, a short overview on the ionic polymer and self-assembled liquid crystals is given. Potential and actual applications of ionic mesogens are also discussed.
Keywords: liquid crystals; ionic thermotropic mesogens; metallomesogens
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Axenov, K.V.; Laschat, S. Thermotropic Ionic Liquid Crystals. Materials 2011, 4, 206-259.
Axenov KV, Laschat S. Thermotropic Ionic Liquid Crystals. Materials. 2011; 4(1):206-259.
Axenov, Kirill V.; Laschat, Sabine. 2011. "Thermotropic Ionic Liquid Crystals." Materials 4, no. 1: 206-259.