Bent-core mesogens with biphenyl moieties: observation of a B-7 to B-4 phase transition

Authors
Citation
V. Prasad, Bent-core mesogens with biphenyl moieties: observation of a B-7 to B-4 phase transition, LIQ CRYST, 28(7), 2001, pp. 1115-1120
Citations number
13
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics
Journal title
LIQUID CRYSTALS
ISSN journal
0267-8292 → ACNP
Volume
28
Issue
7
Year of publication
2001
Pages
1115 - 1120
Database
ISI
SICI code
0267-8292(200107)28:7<1115:BMWBMO>2.0.ZU;2-V
Abstract
Four new bent-core mesogens containing biphenyl moieties are reported. All these, except the first homologue, exhibit B-7 and B-4 banana phases, both of which are known to have a helical structure. The B-7 to B-4 phase transi tion is very rare, this being perhaps only the second report of the observa tion of such a phase sequence. The first homologue exhibits only one mesoph ase X-1 with textural features reminiscent of the B-1 phase. All the compou nds synthesized are characterized by spectral data. The mesophases exhibite d by these compounds are characterized by polarizing optical microscopy, di fferential scanning calorimetry and X-ray studies.