Organic-inorganic hybrid liquid crystals: Hybridization of calamitic liquid-crystalline amines with monodispersed anisotropic TiO2 nanoparticles

Kiyoshi Kanie, Tadao Sugimoto

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Abstract

A novel organic-inorganic hybrid thermotropic liquid crystal (LC) is developed by the hybridization of an organic amine with a mesogenic core and an acicular anisotropic TiO2 particle through the adsorption of the amino group to the surfaces of the TiO2. The hybrid LC shows nematic phases in wide ranges of temperatures. Variable-temperature small-angle X-ray measurements reveal that the formation of the one-dimensional nematic order of the acicular particles on a submicrometer scale induces thermotropic liquid crystallinity. This technique would lead to induction of dynamic functions in inorganic particles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10518-10519
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume125
Issue number35
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Sep 3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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