Liquid crystalline properties of S-(-)-4-(2-n-alkoxy-propionyloxy) biphenyl-4′-n-alkoxy-3,5-dimethylbenzoate

A. Vajda, M. Kašpar, V. Hamplová, P. Vaněk, K. Fodor-Csorba, L. Bata

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Abstract

Four new chiral homologous series of ferroelectric liquid crystals S-(-)-4-(2-n-alkoxy-propionyloxy)biphenyl-4′-n-alkoxy-3,5-dimethylbenzoat (DMn/m series) having O-substituted S-(-)-lactic acid as terminal group were synthesized, and characterized. They showed monotropic chiral smectic C and chiral nematic mesophases, and two representatives exhibited blue phase as well. Binary mixtures of these compounds were investigated. The effect of the lateral methyl substituents and the length of the terminal groups on the chiral and non-chiral parts were investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-286
Number of pages8
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology, Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Volume351
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2001
Event5th European Conference on Liquid Crystals (ECLC 99) - Crete, Greece
Duration: Apr 25 1999Apr 30 1999

Keywords

  • Ferroelectric liquid crystals
  • Lactic acid derivatives
  • Synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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