Ionic liquid crystals are a class of compounds containing anions and cations, that combine the properties of liquid crystals and ionic liquids.In the conventional design of ionic liquid crystalline compounds, an ionic core is connected with mesogenic groups via chemical covalent bonding . Alternatively, in ionic compounds, strong electrostatic interactions between cation and anion can be used to build up liquid crystalline order at supramolecular level. This general approach, called ionic self-assembly (ISA), allows one to create ionic phases and mesophases with highly organized supramolecular order . In this context, a new series of fluorinated ionic liquids (ILs) and ionic liquid crystals (ILCs) was obtained starting from perfluoro-alkylated carboxylic acids and 1,2,4-oxadiazolyl-pyridine units (Figure 1). Their thermotropic properties were investigated by combined differential scanning calorimetry and polarized optical microscopy. Figure 1.K.V. Axenov and S. Laschat, Materials, 4, 2011, 206; F. Lo Celso, I. Pibiri, A. Triolo, R. Triolo, A. Pace, S. Buscemi and N. Vivona, J. Mater. Chem., 17, 2007, 1201; V. Causin and G. Saielli, J. Mater. Chem., 19, 2009, 9153.C.F.J. Faul and M. Antonietti, Adv. Mater., 15, 2003, 673.
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|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2011|