Russian Chemical Bulletin

, Volume 56, Issue 12, pp 2407–2413 | Cite as

Liquid-crystalline carbosilane dendrimers of different molecular architecture with photochromic mesogenic and aliphatic terminal groups

  • A. I. Lysachkov
  • N. I. Boiko
  • E. A. Rebrov
  • A. M. Muzafarov
  • V. P. Shibaev


Second-generation (G-2) liquid-crystalline carbosilane block and statistical dendrimers with aliphatic (decyl) and photochromic (azobenzene-containing) mesogenic terminal groups and a G-2 homo-dendrimer containing the same mesogenic terminal groups were synthesized for the first time. The influence of dendritic architecture on the phase behavior of the dendrimers and on photoinduced Z-E-isomerization of the azobenzene fragments in mesogenic terminal groups in dendrimer solutions are discussed.

Key words

dendrimer liquid-crystalline state smectic mesophase block codendrimer statistical codendrimer photochromic mesogenic groups photochemistry isomerization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. I. Lysachkov
    • 1
  • N. I. Boiko
    • 1
  • E. A. Rebrov
    • 2
  • A. M. Muzafarov
    • 2
  • V. P. Shibaev
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryM. V. Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussian Federation
  2. 2.N. S. Enikolopov Institute of Synthetic Polymeric MaterialsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussian Federation

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