Novel non-symmetric liquid crystal dimer containing bisazobenzene moieties : synthesis and characterization

Abdulsalam Abubakar Salisu, and M. Z. Ab. Rahman, and Sidik Silong, and M. Ahmad, and Rahman, Md Lutfor (2009) Novel non-symmetric liquid crystal dimer containing bisazobenzene moieties : synthesis and characterization. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 509 (1). pp. 134-144. ISSN 1542-1406

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15421400903054493

Abstract

A new series of calamitic liquid crystalline non-symmetric dimer containing bisazobenzene moiety and a rather short alkoxybiphenyl linked by flexible spacers (4-propyloxy-[4-biphenyloxyalkyl]-4′-(4-phenylazo)azobenzene has been designed, synthesized and characterized by spectroscopic methods. The transition temperatures and phase behaviors were studied by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), polarizing optical microscopy (POM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) analyses. All the synthesized compounds exhibited enantiotropic phase with dimers containing propyl, butyl and octyl flexible alkyl spacers showing SmA and those with pentyl and hexyl spacers exhibited SmA and SmC phases respectively and the stability of the smectic layer depends on the spacer length for the compounds studied. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Alkoxybiphenyl, Bisazobenzene, Liquid crystals, Non-symmetric dimer, Smectic phase
Subjects:?? QD901-999 ??
Divisions:SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
ID Code:2482
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:21 Mar 2011 19:16
Last Modified:23 Feb 2015 12:24

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