Liquid crystals consisting of simple polyene schiff bases


  • Dr. Jacques Malthête

    1. Laboratoire de Stéréochimie et Interactions Moléculaires Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon 46, allée d'Italie, F-69 364 Lyon Cedex 07 (France)
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Schiff bases which have LC-phases and could act as models for conjugated polyenes involved in the process of vision have recently been reported by Wann and Harbison of the State University of New York. The relationship of these new materials to other liquid crystalline compounds is explained.