Effects of Cyclohexyl Groups and Ortho-Substituents on the Viscosity of Ester Liquid Crystal Components.
HUGHES RESEARCH LABS MALIBU CA
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Structural effects on the relative viscosity of liquid crystal ester components are studied by capillary flow viscosity measurements of each components as an additive 10 to 25 in a standard nematic mixture of short length 4-alkoxyphenyl 4-alkylbenzoates. An approximate class viscosity at 25 deg C is calculated and assigned to each additive component, indicative of its viscosity contribution in the environment of the phenyl benzoate mixture. Studies are made on the viscosity effects of replacing benzene rings with cyclohexane rings, and of using various ortho-substituents on phenyl groups. All of the additive components are esters or thioesters, including several newly synthesized compounds.
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