Bent-shaped achiral azo compounds exhibiting banana mesophases

Authors
Citation
V. Prasad, Bent-shaped achiral azo compounds exhibiting banana mesophases, MOLEC CRYST, 363, 2001, pp. 167
Citations number
16
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics
Volume
363
Year of publication
2001
Database
ISI
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Abstract
Two novel series of bent-shaped achiral azo compounds with the following mo lecular structures have been synthesised and characterised. [GRAPHICS] The object of the present work was to study the effect of molecular structu re on the mesomorphic properties of bent-shaped molecules. The compounds of series 1 exhibit different types of banana mesophases. These compounds wit h unsymmetrical molecules exhibit mainly B-1 phase, in addition to other hi gher ordered smectic mesophases (X-2 and X-3, the optical textures of which are reminiscent of banana phases). The compounds of series 2, with symmetr ical molecules exhibit only one type of mesophase i.e.. B-7 when (-X=Y-) = (-N=CH-) and X4 (unidentified mesophase with textural features of a banana phase) when (-X=Y-) = (-CH=N-). From the studies carried out here, it has b een found that. even minor modifications such as, the reversal of linkage g roups in the molecules can lead to a considerable change in the mesomorphic properties.