Novel liquid crystal admet polymers with banana main-chain mesogens

G. Galli, S. Demel, C. Slugovc, F. Stelzer, W. Weissflog, S. Diele, K. Fodor-Csorba

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We prepared novel macromolecular architectures of main-chain polymers poly(1)-poly(6) by a ruthenium-catalyzed acyclic diene metathesis (ADMET) polymerization of banana diene monomers 1-6. Copolymerization with a calamitic diacrylate monomer 7 yielded a copolymer poly(1-alt-7) in which the banana and the calamitic units regularly alternated along the polymer main chain. We also started the structural characterization of the polymers and found a varied mesophase behavior depending on the nature of the banana mesogen incorporated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43/[1909]-53/[1919]
JournalMolecular crystals and liquid crystals
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2005


  • Banana mesogen
  • Main-chain polymer
  • Metathesis polymerization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Galli, G., Demel, S., Slugovc, C., Stelzer, F., Weissflog, W., Diele, S., & Fodor-Csorba, K. (2005). Novel liquid crystal admet polymers with banana main-chain mesogens. Molecular crystals and liquid crystals, 439, 43/[1909]-53/[1919].