Chem. Comm. Cover Image A Columnar Liquid Crystal Based on Triphenylphosphine Oxide - Its Structural Changes upon Interaction with Alkaline Metal Cations, Chem. Commun., 2006, 1277-1279.

A triphenylphosphine oxide compound bearing 3,4,5- tridodecyloxybenzyloxy moieties exhibits a columnar liquid crystalline phase, and by changing its self-assembled structure, is responsive to alkaline metal cations due to cation-phosphine oxide interactions.