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Electrochemistry of organometallic lyotropic chromonic liquid crystals

Halls, Jonathan E.; Bourne, Richard W.; Wright, Kevin J.; Partington, Lee I.; Tamba, M. Gabriela; Zhou, Yan; Ramakrishnappa, Thippeswamy; Mehl, Georg H.; Kelly, Stephen M.; Wadhawan, Jay D.


Jonathan E. Halls

Richard W. Bourne

Kevin J. Wright

Lee I. Partington

M. Gabriela Tamba

Yan Zhou

Thippeswamy Ramakrishnappa


Two aqueous lyotropic chromonic liquid crystals made from nickel(II) or copper(II) phthalocyananine tetrasulfonic acid tetrasodium salt are prepared with characterisation through optical polarising microscopy, X-ray diffraction and conductivity. These consist of ordered molecular aggregates of ~ 10 molecules, held together by π-π stacking. Electrochemistry within these dynamic, optically anisotropic columnar systems reveals that diffusion (physical transport or charge carrier hopping) can occur within two-dimensions. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2012-06
Journal Electrochemistry communications
Print ISSN 1388-2481
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 19
Issue 1
Pages 50-54
APA6 Citation Halls, J. E., Bourne, R. W., Wright, K. J., Partington, L. I., Tamba, M. G., Zhou, Y., …Wadhawan, J. D. (2012). Electrochemistry of organometallic lyotropic chromonic liquid crystals. Electrochemistry communications, 19(1), 50-54.
Keywords Liquid metal-organic frameworks; Anisotropic diffusion; Chronoamperometry
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