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Methimazolium-based ionic liquid crystals: Emergence of mesomorphic properties via a sulfur motif
- Nestor, Stephen T., Heinrich, Benoît, Sykora, Richard A., Zhang, Xiaofei, McManus, Gregory J., Douce, Laurent, Mirjafari, Arsalan
- Tetrahedron 2017 v.73 pp. 5456-5460
- X-radiation, X-ray diffraction, anions, bromides, chemical reactions, chemical structure, differential scanning calorimetry, electrochemistry, ionic liquids, light microscopy, liquid crystals, organic compounds, phase transition, sulfur, temperature
- We describe the proficient synthesis and thermotropic mesomorphicity of thioether–functionalized imidazolium–type ionic liquids containing C12 and C18 chains associated with Br− and OTf− anions. The mesomorphic behavior and phase transition temperatures were studied by Polarizing Optical Microscopy (POM), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and Small-Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS). The ionic liquids with bromide anion display Smectic A lamellar phase giving homeotropic and fan-shaped textures. The layered crystallographic structure is reported by Single-Crystal XRD. The electrochemical characteristics of the ionic liquids with C18 side chain have been determined via Cyclic Voltammetry.