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Zhidk. krist. ikh prakt. ispol'z. = Liq. Cryst. and their Appl., 2014, 14 (2), 83—89.
Prognosis of Mesomorphism for Heterosubstituted Nikel Phthalocyanines
O. B. Akopova1, N. V. Bumbina1, N. V. Usol'tseva1, S. A. Znoiko2, V .E. Maizlish2, G. P. Shaposhnikov2
Author affiliations 1Nanomaterials Research Institute, Ivanovo State University
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2Research Institute of Macroheterocyclic compounds, Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology, Sheremetievsky Ave, 7, 153000 Ivanovo, Russia. E-mail: email@example.com
Abstract Molecular design and simulation of mix-substituted nickel phthalocyanines’ new series was carried out by MM+ method using HyperChem software package. Molecular models of 18 compounds were constructed and optimized. Then the prognosis of mesomorphism characteristic of discotic mesogens was performed. According to the prognosis only 5 compounds of this series may exhibit columnar or nematic thermotropic mesomorphism. Results of prognosis for 17 compounds are correlated with experimental data published earlier. Reliability of the prognosis is 81 %.
Key words: mesogen, phthalocyanine derivatives, computer simulation, mesomorphism prognosis, molecular parameters.