synthesis of liquid crystals containing chlorine on the chiral center

K. Fodor-Csorba, A. Vajda, L. Bata, S. Holly, E. GAcs-Bait, K. AJSZaSZY, J. C. Lee, Y. J. Jeon

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A synthetic pathway is described for the preparation of the homologous series of (R)-(2-chloropropyl)-4-[4'-(n-alkoxy)benzoyloxy] benzoates with high optical purity. The liquid crystalline members of the series exhibit smectic A phase and can be used as chiral dopants in ferroelectric mixtures. The n=8 member was used in a mixture exhibiting monotropic and the n=9 member enantiotropic smectic C phase around room temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-109
Number of pages13
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology. Section A. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1995


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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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