This work was supported by the ffice of Naval Research grant N00014-93-1-0092 and by the NSF. We thank Dr. Rubingh Cai for assistance in polarized microscopic studies.
Conjugated polymers exhibiting liquid crystallinity†
Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
Copyright © 1994 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 6, Issue 2, pages 156–159, February 1994
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Yu, L. and Bao, Z. (1994), Conjugated polymers exhibiting liquid crystallinity. Adv. Mater., 6: 156–159. doi: 10.1002/adma.19940060214
- Issue published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
Various solubel and fusible liquid crystalline conjugated polymers can be synthesized due to recent progress in the use of the Stille coupling reaction and the Heck reaction. Evidence of nematic liquid-crystalline phases in these polymers–arising from the rigid-rod nature of the conjugated polymer backbone—is provided, and it is demonstrated that properties such as Tm, Tc, the solubility and the fusibility can becontrolled by changing the side groups.