Mesomorphic bipyridine building blocks bearing an sp3 carbon and a hydroxy function

Laurent Douce, Raymond Ziessel, Hsuan Hong Lai, Hong-Cheu Lin

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The synthesis of novel symmetrical liquid crystalline compounds based on 5-methyl-5-[2-(4-alkyloxyphenyl)-2-hydroxyethyl]-2,2-bipyridines is reported, together with some physical properties. Although the chelating head-groups are connected via a chiral sp3 carbon atom, all the materials are mesomorphic. Intermolecular hydrogen bonding between pyridino and hydroxy fragments in the mesophases is made apparent by FTIR spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1797-1803
Number of pages7
JournalLiquid Crystals
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1999

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