Synthesis and mesomorphic behavior of poly(methylsiloxane)s containing trans-cyclohexane-based mesogenic side groups

Chain-Shu Hsu*, Yong H. Lu

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

Abstract

The synthesis and characterization of poly(methylsiloxane)s containing either trans-4-methylcyclohexyl 4-alkenyloxybenzoate or trans-4-methylcyclohexyl 4-alkenyloxybiphenyl-4-carboxylate mesogenic side groups are presented. All polymers except two which contain either trans-4-methylcyclohexyl 4-allyloxybenzoate or trans-methylcyclohexyl 4-(5-hexene-1-yloxy)benzoate side groups, display liquid crystalline phases. The dependence of phase trasition temperature on the spacer length and the mesogenic core length as well as the thermal stalility of the prepared liquid crystalline polymers (LCPs) are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-176
Number of pages8
JournalPolymer Bulletin
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 1991

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Synthesis and mesomorphic behavior of poly(methylsiloxane)s containing trans-cyclohexane-based mesogenic side groups'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this