Vinyl-terminated side-chain liquid-crystalline poly(epichlorohydrin) derivatives containing biphenyl and naphthalene mesogenic moieties

Citation
L. Callau et al., Vinyl-terminated side-chain liquid-crystalline poly(epichlorohydrin) derivatives containing biphenyl and naphthalene mesogenic moieties, MACROMOLEC, 32(23), 1999, pp. 7790-7797
Citations number
38
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Organic Chemistry/Polymer Science
Journal title
MACROMOLECULES
ISSN journal
0024-9297 → ACNP
Volume
32
Issue
23
Year of publication
1999
Pages
7790 - 7797
Database
ISI
SICI code
0024-9297(19991116)32:23<7790:VSLPD>2.0.ZU;2-E
Abstract
Poly(epichlorohydrin) (PECH) was modified to a considerable extent with mes ogenic acids, namely 4'-(omega-alkenoxy)-4-biphenylcarboxylic acids and 6-( omega-alkenoxy)-2-naphthalenecarboxylic acids, which leads to side chain li quid crystalline polymers which can be cross-linked through their terminal double bonds in a further step. Cleavage and cross-linking side reactions, which have been reported elsewhere, were observed. The polymers were charac terized by NMR, IR, SEC-MALLS, viscosimetry, elemental analysis, DSC, and T GA. The thermal stability of the modified polymers was higher than that of the starting PECH. The mesophases were identified by DSC, light-polarized o ptical microscopy, and X-ray diffraction. The biphenyl derivatives show sme ctic A mesophases consisting of a bilayer or partial bilayer structure, whi ch is modulated for the 4'-(5-hexenoxy)-4-biphenylcarboxylic acid derivativ es (S(A))over-bar. The 6-(5-hexenoxy)-2-naphthalenecarboxylic acid and the 6-(10-undecenoxy)-2-naphthalenecarboxylic acid derivatives show nematic and smectic C mesophases, respectively.