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Alignment of N@C60 derivatives in a liquid crystal matrix

Alignment of N@C60 derivatives in a liquid crystal matrix

Liu, Guoquan, Gimenez-Lopez, Maria del Carmen, Jevric, Martyn, Khlobystov, Andrei N., Briggs, G. Andrew D. and Porfyrakis, Kyriakos ORCID: 0000-0003-1364-0261 (2013) Alignment of N@C60 derivatives in a liquid crystal matrix. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 117 (19). pp. 5925-5931. ISSN 1520-6106 (Print), 1520-5207 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1021/jp401582j)

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Abstract

The orientation of different N-substituted [N@C60]fulleropyrrolidine derivatives hosted in a nematic liquid crystal matrix has been studied by electron spin resonance spectroscopy. In this study, variations on the zero field splitting parameter of the guest species are employed as a means of determining their degree of orientation. Fulleropyrrolidines with more rigid N-substituents are preferentially oriented in the liquid crystal matrix, whereas those with less rigid substituents are almost randomly distributed. Additionally, the orientation of a C60 fullerene cage bearing a nitroxide radical has also been investigated in comparison.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: alignment, N@C60 derivatives, liquid crystals
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Engineering (ENN)
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2019 12:42
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/25792

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