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The influence of an alkenyl terminal group on the mesomorphic behaviour and electro-optic properties of fluorinated terphenyl liquid crystals (2009)
Journal Article
Gasowska, J. S., Cowling, S. J., Cockett, M. C. R., Hird, M., Lewis, R. A., Raynes, E. P., & Goodby, J. W. (2010). The influence of an alkenyl terminal group on the mesomorphic behaviour and electro-optic properties of fluorinated terphenyl liquid crystals. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 20(2), 299-307. https://doi.org/10.1039/b914260f

Novel liquid crystal terphenyls with two, three and four lateral fluoro substituents and an alkene unit at the end of a terminal chain are presented in terms of synthesis, mesomorphic behaviour and electro-optic properties. The difluoro analogues wer... Read More about The influence of an alkenyl terminal group on the mesomorphic behaviour and electro-optic properties of fluorinated terphenyl liquid crystals.

Molecular complexity and the control of self-organising processes (2009)
Journal Article
Goodby, J. W., Saez, I. M., Cowling, S. J., Gasowska, J. S., MacDonald, R. A., Sia, S., …Vaschenko, V. (2009). Molecular complexity and the control of self-organising processes. Liquid crystals, 36(6-7), 567-605. https://doi.org/10.1080/02678290903146060

In this article we investigate the complexity of the molecular architectures of liquid crystals based on rod-like mesogens. Starting from simple monomeric systems founded on fluoroterphenyls, we first examine the effects of aromatic core structure on... Read More about Molecular complexity and the control of self-organising processes.