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Synthesis and mesogenic properties of 3,6-disubstituted cyclohex-2-en-1-ones

Brettle, R; Dunmur, DA; Farrand, LD; Marson, CM; (1996) Synthesis and mesogenic properties of 3,6-disubstituted cyclohex-2-en-1-ones. J MATER CHEM , 6 (5) 747 - 751.

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Abstract

A series of 3,6-substituted cyclohex-2-en-1-ones have been prepared by an efficient convergent Robinson-type annulation route. The cyclohex-2-en-1-one ring is the basis of a novel mesogenic core and when substituted at the 6-position provides a chiral centre, which is adjacent to a strong transverse dipole moment. This system has the advantage that both of the two main features required for new electro-optical applications (a dipole for switching and a chiral centre to reduce the symmetry) are located in the molecular core. The synthesis and mesogenic properties of these novel enones are reported.

Type:Article
Title:Synthesis and mesogenic properties of 3,6-disubstituted cyclohex-2-en-1-ones
Keywords:LIQUID-CRYSTALS, CHIRALITY
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Chemistry

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