The stabilisation of the Nx phase in mixtures
Ramou, E.; Ahmed, Z.; Welch, C.; Karahaliou, P. K.; Mehl, G. H.
P. K. Karahaliou
Professor Georg Mehl G.H.Mehl@hull.ac.uk
Professor of Organic and Materials Chemistry
The phase behaviour of mixtures between two symmetric dimers, CBC9CB and the ether-linked analogue CBOC9OCB was investigated by Polarizing Optical Microscopy (POM), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) studies. The dimeric constituents are fully miscible and the construction of a temperature-composition phase diagram reveals a surprising amplification of the stability of the Nx phase in compositions of up to 37 wt% of CBOC9OCB in CBC9CB. The origin for this enhancement of stability is discussed and an explanation based on chiral recognition is developed.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Jan 1, 2016|
|Publisher||Royal Society of Chemistry|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Ramou, E., Ahmed, Z., Welch, C., Karahaliou, P. K., & Mehl, G. H. (2016). The stabilisation of the Nx phase in mixtures. Soft matter, 12(3), 888-899. doi:10.1039/c5sm01961c|
|Copyright Statement||This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.|
|Additional Information||This is an open access article published in Soft matter, 2016.|
This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.
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