Prof. Dr. Hugo Gallardo

Field: Organic Chemistry
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Phone: (48) 37219544 x.423 Fax: (48) 37216852 x.254
Office: QMC 225
seta marca_lattes
seta Research Group website
Bio: Ph.D., Universidad de Concepción, Chile, 1980.

Current Research

Molecular Design of Functional Liquid Crystals: Objective is exploring the material properties with especial detail in the structure-activity relationship and the evaluation of the possible applications. In the case of the most promising results, the final goal is the design of electrooptic or optoelectronic devices based on these materials. Understanding the relationship between molecular chirality and phase chirality - the development of new materials with high phase chirality for optical components.

Dendrimeric Liquid Crystals: The overall objective of the research line is the study of liquid crystalline giant molecular systems, dendritic molecules, their building blocks, their structures and the mesoscopic and macroscopic self-assembly behaviour of these entities, that is supramolecular organizations based on liquid crystals.



Selected Research Publications
Rodrigo Cristiano, Hugo Gallardo*, Adailton J. Bortoluzzi, Ivan H. Bechtold, Carlos E. M. Campos and Ricardo L. Longo,  Tristriazolotriazines: a core for luminescent discotic liquid crystalsChem. Commun., 2008. DOI: 10.1039/b810680k
H. Gallardo*, R. Cristiano, A.A. Vieira, R.A.W. Neves Filho, R.M. Srivastava, Sonogashira Coupling Applied in the Synthesis of 1,2,4-Oxadiazole-Based Nonsymmetrical Liquid Crystals. Synthesis 605-609, 2008. DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1032156
Cristiano, R.; Westphal, E.; Bechtold I.H ; Bortoluzzi, A.J.; Gallardo H*. Synthesis and optical/thermal properties of low molecular mass V-shaped materials based on 2,3-dicyanopyrazine. Tetrahedron 63, 2851-2858, 2007. DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2007.01.045
Gallardo H*.; Cristiano, R.; Ely, F.; Vieria, A.A. Synthesis and characterization of luminescent hockey stick-shaped liquid crystalline compounds. Liquid Crystals, 33, 381-390, 2006. DOI: 10.1080/02678290500483304
Gallardo H*.; Conte, G.; Bertoluzzi, A.J. [1,2,5]Thiadiazolo[3,4-f][1,10]phenanthroline as a building block for organic materials. Synthesis. 3945-3947, 2006. DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-950323