Interaction of linear metal triazole complexes with liquid crystals and their gel formations

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Abstract

Transition metal complexes of aliphatic triazole M(1)3Cl 2 (M: Fe, Co) (1: C12OC3Trz, M = Co(II), Fe(II)) gives heat-set gel-like networks in organic media. In this study, we investigated their interaction with liquid crystal molecules. When liquid crystal (JC-1041XX) was added to M(1)3Cl2 (M: Fe, Co) in CHCl3at a weight ratio of 9:1, stable organogels were obtained. They show reversible spin transition (FeII) and coordination changes (CoII), without dissolution of the gels. Apparently, nanofibrous assemblies of M(1)3Cl2 were stabilized by the interaction with liquid crystal molecules. Freeze-dried chloroform gels showed nematic liquid crystals as observed by polarized optical microscopy. The metal complexes in liquid crystals would provide a new research area in materials chemistry.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2005
Event54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: May 25 2005May 27 2005

Other

Other54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityYokohama
Period5/25/055/27/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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