Preliminary communication a novel class of heterocyclic liquid crystals with broad smectic c phase

Hong-Cheu Lin*, Long Li Lai, Weipin Hsieh, Wen Yao Huang

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Abstract

A successful approach in molecular design through fusing aromatic/heterocyclic rings for broadening the smectic C (SmC) phase and the synthesis of the first heterocyclic liquid crystalline (LC) molecules containing 3,7-disubstituted quinoline with one of the widest SmC phases are reported. Their naphthalene analogues are compared. The nitrogen atom in quinoline system introduces attractive forces to aid the formation of the tilted SmC phase and the flexible chain length also influences the tilted SmC phase effectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)661-667
Number of pages7
JournalLiquid Crystals
Volume22
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1997

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