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Nematic Transition Metal Complex With Strong IR Absorption

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000068307D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

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IBM

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Authors:
Cheng, YY Cox, RJ Giroud, AM Mueller-Westerhoff, UT Nazzal, A [+details]

Abstract

We have obtained a transition metal complex showing a nemati phase. The complex bis-[4-(n-butyl)-styryl-dithiolato]-nickel forms shiny, almost black leaflets which, above 116.9 degrees C, undergo a phase transition to a nematic state. The complex stays nematic up to 200 degrees C. However, at temperatures above 140 degrees C it begins to decompose, and at 200 degree C the rate of decomposition is quite high.