INQUIMAE   12526
INSTITUTO DE QUIMICA, FISICA DE LOS MATERIALES, MEDIOAMBIENTE Y ENERGIA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
artículos
Título:
A convenient synthesis of a 2,7-difunctional tetra(alkoxy)triphenylene involving 4,4′- diacetoxy-3,3′-dialkoxybiphenyl as a key precursor and its conversion to extended hybrid mesogenic compounds
Autor/es:
ZELCER, ANDRÉS; CECCHI, FLORENCIA; ALBORÉS, PABLO; GUILLON, DANIEL; HEINRICH, BENNOÎT; DONNIO, BERTRAND; CUKIERNIK, FABIO DANIEL
Revista:
LIQUID CRYSTALS
Editorial:
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
Referencias:
Lugar: Londres; Año: 2013 vol. 40 p. 1121 - 1121
ISSN:
0267-8292
Resumen:
A new rational pathway to 2,7-difunctionalised-β-hexa-substituted triphenylenes is presented, requiring less protection/deprotection and purification steps than more conventional synthetic procedures in the framework of the ?biphenyl route?. Main improvements are deprotection via alkaline hydrolysis of an ester in ethanol/water medium instead of using toxic and pyrophoric reagents like lithium diphenylphosphide, and the use of easily prepared brominated precursors instead of iodinated reagents for biphenyl synthesis. 4,4′-Diacetoxy-3,3′-bis(hexyloxy)biphenyl has been synthesised under this scheme, and characterised by proton nuclear magnetic resonance (1H NMR) spectrometry, elemental analysis and single-crystal crystallography. It crystallises in the P-1 space group, and exhibits a layered structure built-up through dipolar, C?H ? π and C?H ? O=C non-covalent interactions. This compound has been oxidatively coupled with 1,2-bis(hexyloxy)benzene to yield 2,7-dihydroxy-3,6,10,11-tetrakis(hexyloxy)triphenylene, a non-mesogen key precursor for the synthesis of the corresponding liquid-crystalline 2,7-difunctional triphenylenes. Indeed, a reactive 2,7-difunctional mesogen was prepared and used to produce new triphenylene-siloxane hybrid monomeric, trimeric and polymeric mesogens. All of them exhibited columnar hexagonal (Colh) mesophases.