Homologous series of liquid crystalline steroidal lipids

Thies Thiemann, Volkmar Vill

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Steroids are an important source of chiral mesophases. The melting behavior and mesomorphic properties of homologous series of steroidal derivatives have been extracted from the literature, tabulated, and discussed. The tables provide the reader with an evaluated compilation of the type of mesophases found for the individual compounds, including their transition temperatures. Where the literature gives more than one set of data for a specific substance, one has been chosen as the main reference, but all alternatives are listed in the footnotes. The data can be used for statistical analysis to show the specific role of substructures within the steroidal framework.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-333
Number of pages43
JournalJournal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Chiral liquid crystals
  • Lipids
  • Mesophases
  • Steroids
  • Structure-property relationship
  • Transition temperatures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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