Synthesis and characterization of liquid crystalline molecules containing the quinoline unit

Long L.I. Lai*, Chin Hang Wang, Wei Pin Hsieh, Hong-Cheu Lin

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Abstract

A homologous series of heterocyclic liquid crystals containing the quinoline unit have been synthesized and characterized. These compounds show a smectic phase at low temperatures. The quinoline unit containing lone pair electrons introduces a significant dipole moment resulting in attractive forces to form a smectic phase. The heterocyclic structure may also break the centrosymmetry of the core of the molecule, which may be favored in the application of displays and nonlinear optics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-181
Number of pages5
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Volume287
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1996

Keywords

  • Heterocyclic liquid crystals
  • Nonlinear optics (NLO)
  • Quinoline
  • Second harmonic generation (SHG)

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