Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications

Smectic and nematic derivatives of tetrathiafulvalene (TTF) and their charge transfer complexes with mesomorphic dithienes

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The synthesis and characterization of a smectic and a nematic derivative of the strong electron donor tetrathiafulvalene are described which were found to form mixed crystals with the bis-styryl dithiolato metal complexes, which by themselves are smectic or nematic.