Macrodiscotic liquid crystals derived from planar phthalocyanine oligomers

Saad Makhseed*, Ali Bumajdad, Bader Ghanem, Kadhum Msayib, Neil B. McKeown

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A novel unsymmetrically substituted phthalocyanine, which contains an extended planar core and a pair of adjacent peripheral hydroxyl groups is synthesised and used to prepare planar phthalocyanine oligomers. These materials act as macrodiscotic liquid crystals giving a columnar mesophase, which is stable over a large temperature range.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4865-4868
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number25
StatePublished - Jun 14 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Discotic liquid crystal
  • Nucleophilic aromatic substitution
  • Phthalocyanine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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