A series of new side-chain liquid crystalline polysiloxanes containing laterally substituted 4-(2(s)-methylbutyloxy)phenyl benzoate side groups were prepared. The lateral substitutent has a big effect on the formation of chiral smectic mesophase. The lateral substituents increase the possibility of the formation of chiral smectic phase. However, the bulky lateral substituent depresses seriously the thermal stability of the mesophase.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry|
|State||Published - 1 Apr 1990|
|Event||Papers Presented at the Boston, Massachusetts Meeting of ACS 1989 - Boston, MA, USA|
Duration: 22 Apr 1989 → 27 Apr 1989