Synthesis and photoluminescence property of polyacetylenes containing liquid crystalline side groups

Ching Hua Ting, Chain-Shu Hsu*

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Abstract

A series of new side-chain liquid crystalline (LC) polyacetylenes containing 4-(trans-n-alkylcyclohexanylcarbonyloxy)phenyl 4-alkynyloxybenzoate side groups were synthesized by using [Rh(nbd)Cl]2, WCl6 and MoCl5 as polymerization catalysts. The synthesized polymers were characterized by differential scanning calorimetry, optical microscopy and X-ray diffraction measurements. The monomers showed a nematic phase while all polymers revealed the nematic, smectic A and smectic C phases. X-ray diffraction measurements proved that all the polymers show an interdigitated bilayer structure. The optical properties of the polymers were investigated by UV-vis and photoluminescent spectroscopies. The polymer films emitted green-blue photoluminescence at about 500 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-167
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Polymer Research
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2001

Keywords

  • Liquid crystalline polymer
  • Mesomorphic property
  • Photoluminescence property
  • Poly(acetylene)

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