Mesogen-jacketed liquid crystalline polymers via stable free radical polymerization

Padma Gopalan, Stefania Pragliola, Christopher K. Ober, Patrick T. Mather, Hong G. Jeon

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The synthesis of a linear mesogen jacketed liquid crystalline polymer (LCP) of controlled molecular weight from poly[2,5-bis(4-butyl-benzoyl)oxy]styrene (PBBOS) is reported. This polymer is a side group LCP with mesogenic unit attached directly to the backbone in a side on mode to form a `mesogen jacketed LCP'. The steric hindrance of the rigid and bulky mesogenic unit stiffens the chain backbone leading to the semirigid rod main chain liquid crystalline behavior of the polymer. Controlled radical polymerization of this interesting monomer can result in a new polymer with narrow molecular weight distribution and unusual physical properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)372-373
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics


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