High figure-of-merit laterally fluorinated biphenyltolane-isothiocyanates

Sebastian Gauza, Yang Zhao, Tatiana Le Cor, Shin Tson Wu*, Anna Ziółek, Roman Da̧browski, Otilia Catanescu, Liang Chy Chien, Chain-Shu Hsu

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We have designed, synthesized, and evaluated the physical properties of some high birefringence (n) isothiocyanato biphenyl-tolane liquid crystals. These compounds exhibit n0.48-0.52 at room temperature and wavelength =633nm. Laterally substituted short alkyl chains and fluorine atom eliminate smectic phase and lower the melting temperature. The moderate melting temperature and very high clearing temperature make those compounds attractive for eutectic mixture formulation. A eutectic mixture based on those compounds was formulated and its physical properties evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-179
Number of pages11
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2007


  • Eutectic mixtures
  • High birefringence
  • Isothiocyanato bistolanes
  • Liquid crystals

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    Gauza, S., Zhao, Y., Le Cor, T., Wu, S. T., Ziółek, A., Da̧browski, R., Catanescu, O., Chien, L. C., & Hsu, C-S. (2007). High figure-of-merit laterally fluorinated biphenyltolane-isothiocyanates. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 479(1), 169-179. https://doi.org/10.1080/15421400701735632