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Nematic Transition Metal Complex With Strong IR Absorption

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000054871D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13

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IBM

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Authors:
Cox, RJ Mueller-Westerhoff, UT Nazzal, A [+details]

Abstract

We have synthesized the complex bis[4-(n-butyl)-styryl dithiolato] platinum and found it to be stable up to at least 201.5 degrees C, where it melts to an isotropic liquid. It undergoes a transition to a nematic phase at 156.5 degrees C, and it absorbs strongly in the infrared (IR).