Liquid Crystalline Polymers Containing Heterocycloalkane Mesogens. 2. Side-Chain Liquid Crystalline Polysiloxanes Containing 2,5-Disubstituted-1,3-Dioxane Mesogens.
CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV CLEVELAND OH DEPT OF MACROMOLECULAR SCIENCE
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Polysiloxanes and copolysiloxanes containing 2-p-hydroxyphenyl-5-p-methoxyphenyl-1,3-dioxane and 5-p-methoxyphenyl-1,3-dioxan-2-yl as mesogenic units and an aliphatic spacer containing eleven and respectively, ten methylene units were synthesized. Their phase behavior was studied by differential scanning calorimetry and optical polarization microscopy, and compared with the phase behavior of the polysiloxanes and copolysiloxanes containing 4-meth-oxy-4-hydroxybiphenyl and 4-cyano-4-hydroxybiphenyl mesogens attached to the polymer backbone through an aliphatic spacer containing eleven methylene units. All synthesized polymers present smectic mesomorphism. The polymers containing 4-methoxy-4-hydroxybiphenyl and 4-cyano-4-hydroxybephenyl are also crystalline, while the polymers containing 1,3-dioxane based mesogens do not crystallize.
- Polymer Chemistry