Synthesis and characterization of a semiflexible liquid crystalline polyester with a broad nematic region

Patrick Mather, Nino Grizzuti, Glenn Heffner, Mathias Ricker, Willie E. Rochefort, Markus Seitz, Hans Werner Schmidt, Dale S. Pearson

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Abstract

In this paper, we report on the synthesis and detailed characterization of a new semiflexible nematic liquid crystalline polyester which could serve as a ‘model’ polyester for a variety of physical and physico-chemical investigations. The polymer is a nematic liquid over a wide temperature range-from the glass transition temperature at 95°C to the isotropic transition at 240°C. We expect this polyester to be particularly useful for studying the effect of flow on the orientation of liquid crystalline polymers, as well as the production and removal of disclinations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)811-826
Number of pages16
JournalLiquid Crystals
Volume17
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1994

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

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Mather, P., Grizzuti, N., Heffner, G., Ricker, M., Rochefort, W. E., Seitz, M., Schmidt, H. W., & Pearson, D. S. (1994). Synthesis and characterization of a semiflexible liquid crystalline polyester with a broad nematic region. Liquid Crystals, 17(6), 811-826. https://doi.org/10.1080/02678299408035474