Non-symmetrical bent-shaped compounds containing a chiral moiety

Vladimíra Novotná, Kinga Mieczkowska, Věra Hamplová, Attila Domján, Damian Pociecha, Miroslav Kašpar, Katalin Fodor-Csorba

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The synthesis and mesomorphic properties of new non-symmetrical bent-shaped compounds containing a chiral moiety are reported. These materials were built up from 3-hydroxybenzoic acid as a central unit with a chiral terminal group derived from lactic acid. A columnar phase of the B 1REV type with tilted molecules was observed in a wide temperature range down to room temperature. The ferroelectric-like character of switching with one peak in a half-period of the triangular electric field was observed and supported by texture observations and electro-optical changes. A longer terminal group ending with a double bond makes the compounds ready for polymerisation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1252-1260
Number of pages9
JournalLiquid Crystals
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2012


  • bent-shaped mesogen
  • columnar phase
  • ferroelectricity
  • polar switching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Novotná, V., Mieczkowska, K., Hamplová, V., Domján, A., Pociecha, D., Kašpar, M., & Fodor-Csorba, K. (2012). Non-symmetrical bent-shaped compounds containing a chiral moiety. Liquid Crystals, 39(10), 1252-1260.