Philip J. Stackhouse
Synthesis and properties of novel columnar liquid crystals based on symmetrical and non-symmetrical 1,3,5-trisubstituted benzene derivatives
Stackhouse, Philip J.; Wilson, Adam; Lacey, David; Hird, Michael
In this structure-property correlation study we have investigated a number of novel disc-shaped compounds incorporating a 1,3,5-trisubstituted benzene at the central core. All the materials with peripheral arms attached through an ester linkage exhibited a columnar phase (Col(r) or Col(h)). The sole use of core-OOC-arm ester linkages resulted in a Col(r) phase, whereas any inclusion of a core-COO-arm linkage caused a Col(h) phase. We suggest that columnar mesophases are being generated due to space being occupied in the peripheral regions by the gradual offset stacking of individual molecules in the self-organised phase structure.
Stackhouse, P. J., Wilson, A., Lacey, D., & Hird, M. (2010). Synthesis and properties of novel columnar liquid crystals based on symmetrical and non-symmetrical 1,3,5-trisubstituted benzene derivatives. Liquid crystals, 37(9), 1191-1203. doi:10.1080/02678292.2010.490647
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Apr 29, 2010|
|Online Publication Date||Sep 9, 2010|
|Publication Date||Sep 17, 2010|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||General Materials Science; General Chemistry; Condensed Matter Physics|
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