Liquid crystal polymers containing macroheterocyclic ligands 6. synthesis of mesomorphic polymers containing crown ethers by cationic cyclopolymerization and cyclocopolymerization of 1,2-bis(2-ethenyloxyethoxy)benzene derivatives containing mesogenic side groups


  • We thank the National Science Foundation Polymers Program (DMR-86–19724) for financial support.


Communication: Side-chain LCPs containing both a crown ether and a mesogenic group in each structural unit of the polymer are reported based on the monomer shown in the figure. Liquid crystals containing macroheterocyclic ligands are of interest since they provide a novel approach to self-assembled systems which combine selective recognition with external regulation.

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