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A simple model for chromonic aggregation.

Walker, M. and Wilson, M.R. (2015) 'A simple model for chromonic aggregation.', Molecular crystals and liquid crystals., 612 (1). pp. 117-125.


A simple 2-dimensional model is introduced to study molecular stacking in planar-non-ionic chromonics. The model allows changes in aggregation, arising from changes in interaction regions within a chromonic molecule, to be quantified. Application of the model to a typical hydrophobic core – hydrophilic corona molecule, such as the triphenylene-based chromonic TP6EO2M, shows the energetically preferred stacking arrangement of molecules is dependent on the preferred inter-molecule separation and the relative sizes of the triphenylene core and poly(ethylene-glycol) corona. Further, we show a minimum aromatic core size is required to form chromonic phases, explaining why functionalised benzene rings do not form chromonic phases.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Non-ionic chromonic, Theory.
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Date deposited:20 May 2015
Date of first online publication:06 July 2015
Date first made open access:06 July 2016

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