Thermotropic Ionic Liquid Crystals

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Axenov, Kirill V. ; Laschat, Sabine (2011)
  • Publisher: MDPI
  • Journal: Materials, volume 4, issue 1, pages 206-259 (issn: 1996-1944, eissn: 1996-1944)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5448481, doi: 10.3390/ma4010206
  • Subject: QC120-168.85 | Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) | Technology | TA1-2040 | ionic thermotropic mesogens | T | Review | Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering | TK1-9971 | Microscopy | liquid crystals | metallomesogens | QH201-278.5 | Descriptive and experimental mechanics

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.
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