Powder diffraction data and mesomorphic properties of 4-butyloxyphenyl 4'-decyloxybenzoate

M. Cvetinov, M. Stojanović, D. Obadović, S. Rakić, A. Vajda, K. Fodor-Csorba, N. Éber

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Abstract

Unit cell parameters calculated from X-ray powder diffraction data are presented for the crystalline phase of a liquid crystal 4-butyloxyphenyl 4'-decyloxybenzoate: a = 23.098 (4) Å, b = 5.974 (6) Å, c = 12.357 (10) Å, β = 121.5283 (788)°, unit-cell volume V = 1453.56 Å3. Temperature dependent X-ray diffraction data confirmed the existence of smectic A and smectic C mesophases and a more ordered, tilted crystalline smectic phase. Possibility of existence of previously reported smectic B phase as well as another crystalline phase was refuted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1142-1146
Number of pages5
JournalRussian Journal of Physical Chemistry A
Volume88
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014

Keywords

  • lattice parameters
  • liquid crystals
  • mesogen
  • nematic
  • phase transition
  • smectic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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