Synthesis and mesogenic properties of 3,6-disubstituted cyclohex-2-en-1-ones.
J MATER CHEM
747 - 751.
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.
|Title:||Synthesis and mesogenic properties of 3,6-disubstituted cyclohex-2-en-1-ones|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
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