Temperature-dependent ftir study of a supramolecular mesophase from the self-assembly of melamine and barbituric acid derivatives

Wensheng Yang, Xiangdong Chai, Yanqing Tian, Siguang Chen, Yunwei Cao, Ran Lu, Yueshun Jiang, Tiejin Li

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A supramolecular mesophase was prepared from molecular recognition directed selfassembly of two complementary molecular components, namely 5-(4-dodecyloxybenzylidene)- 2,4,6-(1H,3H)-pyrimidinetrione and 4-amino-2,6-didodecylamino-1,3,5triazine. Di€ erential scanning calorimetry measurements indicate a mesophase having liquid crystalline properties. Infrared studies suggest that not only hydrogen bonds but also p-aromatic stacking and van der Waals interactions direct the formation of the mesophase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)579-583
Number of pages5
JournalLiquid Crystals
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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