Title

New Bilaterally Linked Mesogens in Main-Chain Polymers with Exhibition of Biaxial Fluctuation in Nematic Phase

Publication Title

Macromolecules

Publication Date

5-5-1998

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1021/ma971772r

Disciplines

Physics

Abstract

The synthesis of a new series of liquid crystalline polyesters with bilaterally linked mesogens is described. The investigation of their mesomorphic behaviors by differential scanning calorimetry, X-ray diffraction, and polarization microscopy is presented. These new polymers exhibit only the nematic phase. X-ray diffraction studies reveal the existence of biaxial fluctuation in the nematic phase in two homologues of the series.

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