A novel class of banana-shaped azo compounds exhibiting antiferroelectric switching behaviour

Citation
V. Prasad et al., A novel class of banana-shaped azo compounds exhibiting antiferroelectric switching behaviour, LIQ CRYST, 28(4), 2001, pp. 643-646
Citations number
17
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics
Journal title
LIQUID CRYSTALS
ISSN journal
0267-8292 → ACNP
Volume
28
Issue
4
Year of publication
2001
Pages
643 - 646
Database
ISI
SICI code
0267-8292(200104)28:4<643:ANCOBA>2.0.ZU;2-D
Abstract
The first banana-shaped liquid crystal materials with photo-active azo link ages are reported. The higher temperature mesophase X-1 (believed to be B-6 ) above the B-1 phase exhibited by these azo compounds shows antiferroelect ric switching characteristics. The observation of banana phases in azo comp ounds assumes significance from the point of view of photochromic studies.