Mesomorphism in H-bonded binary mixtures of guanazole with nonyloxy benzoic acid

Dhanya Sunil, Abdul Ajees Abdul Salam, Rajeev K. Sinha, Leon David Rodrigues, K. Swamynathan, Poornima Bhagavath

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The ability of liquid crystalline materials to feature self-assembly behavior has garnered attention in designing new aggregates for various functional applications. The structural influence of hydrogen-donating and accepting moieties on the liquid crystalline behavior of hydrogen-bonded assemblies of guanazole (G) with liquid crystalline nonyloxy benzoic acid (9OBA) is systematically investigated. Significant variations in the mesogenic behavior of the structurally diverse assemblies, ranging from smectic C to nematic phases were observed and evidenced by the X-ray diffraction as well as thermal studies. These binary mixtures exhibited low working temperatures as well as low crystallization temperatures. A comprehensive density functional theoretical analysis provided insight into the structure-property relationships of the various guanazole:9OBA supramolecular architecture.

Original languageEnglish
Article number116202
JournalJournal of Molecular Liquids
Publication statusPublished - 01-08-2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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