Photoreactivity of tetra-substituted anthracene derivatives and their mesophases

Yasushi Yanagimoto, Yutaka Takaguchi, Sadao Tsuboi, Masahiro Ichihara, Kazuchika Ohta

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    Novel tetra-substituted anthracene derivatives were synthesized, and their liquid crystallinities were characterized by using polarizing optical microscopy, DSC, and XRD. Although photodimerization of the anthracene derivatives proceed quantitatively upon irradiation with high-pressure mercury lamp in chloroform, the photoirradiation of the mesophases of these derivatives did not yield the corresponding photodimers. XRD analysis of the mesophases showed unusual stacking of anthracene moieties, which have insufficient orbital overlap. Structural analysis is consistent with the photoreactivity.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1265-1270
    Number of pages6
    JournalBulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 10 2006

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Chemistry


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