Selecting pyrazole-based silver complexes for efficient liquid crystal and luminescent materials

Lorena Soria, Paloma Ovejero, Mercedes Cano, Jose A. Campo, M. Rosario Torres, Cristina Nunez, Carlos Lodeiro

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The liquid crystal and luminescent properties of two families of silver complexes (A = [Ag(L)2][NO3] and B = [Ag(L)(NO 3)]) based on 3,5-alkyloxyphenyl, 3-pyridyl-5-alkyloxyphenyl and 3-alkyloxyphenyl substituted pyrazole ligands (L) were analysed on the light of the influence of factors as the stoichiometric metal to ligand ratio or the nature of the substituents on the pyrazole ring. This latter is related to the presence of the pyridine groups or the symmetrical or asymmetrical alkylokyphenyl substitution. The interest of the research was focused on determining the molecular characteristics that optimise the mesomorphic properties/structure relationship. The thermal behaviour of A revealed that an "H" molecular shape was an imperative factor to achieve the best mesomorphic properties, while the mesomorphism of B was clearly dependent on the number and/or on the symmetric or asymmetric alkyloxyphenyl substitution on the pyrazole ring. The fluorescent properties of both types of compounds were also examined and compared.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-168
Number of pages10
JournalDyes and Pigments
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014


  • Bifunctional materials
  • Liquid crystals
  • Luminescent metallomesogens
  • Luminescent silver complexes
  • Molecular design
  • Pyrazole based complexes


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