Liquid crystalline polymers containing heterocycloalkane mesogens - 4. Biphasic side-chain liquid crystalline polysiloxanes containing trans 5-(n-undecanyl)-2-(4-methoxyphenyl)-1,3-dioxane and trans 2-(n-decanyl)-5-(4-methoxyphenyl)-1,3-dioxane mesogens

Chain-Shu Hsu, Virgil Percec*

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Abstract

The synthesis and characterization of side-chain liquid crystalline polysiloxanes and copolysiloxanes containing trans 5-(n-undecanyl)-2-(4-methoxyphenyl)-1,3-dioxane and respectively trans 2-(n-decanyl)-5-(4-methoxyphenyl)-1,3-dioxane side groups is presented. In most cases the resulting polymers exhibit two glass transition temperatures, i.e., one due to the independent motion of the main chain, and the other due to the independent but cooperative motion of the side chains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-54
Number of pages6
JournalPolymer Bulletin
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1987

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