Right- and left-handed homochiral domains segregate in a fluid smectic phase of the racemic (R*,S*)-β-Me-TFMHPOBC analogue shown. This CF3- containing liquid crystalline compound exhibits an electrooptic response in a homogeneous cell, although no macroscopic dipole is expected to exist. Moreover, the homeotropic cells of this material exhibit striped domains, which are associated with fine stripes having two opposite tilt senses with respect to the predominant stripes.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|Publication status||Published - 1999 Aug 12|
- Enantiomeric resolution
- Liquid crystals
- Molecular recognition
- Phase transitions