Novel liquid crystals produced by stacking antiaromatic units could lead to advances in organic semiconductors

Researchers at Ritsumeikan University have developed liquid crystals by stacking antiaromatic units, specifically Ni(II)-coordinated norcorroles with aliphatic chains. This innovative design, verified through molecular dynamics simulations, allows for the formation of triple-decker columnar structures with high electric conductivity and thermotropic properties. These findings could enhance organic semiconductors, optoelectronics, and sensing devices, offering a new strategy for material design using antiaromatic π-stacking systems.

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