Advanced Materials

Metallomesogenic Polymers

Authors

  • Dr. Luis Oriol,

    1. Departamento de Química Orgánica-Quísmica Física Escuela Universitaria Politécnica de Huesca Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón Universidad de Zaragoza-CSIC Ctra Zaragoza s/n, E-22071 Huesca (Spain)
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    • studied chemistry at the University of Zaragoza. In 1990 he completed his Ph.D. under the supervision of Dr. Serrano and in 1991 he joined the Escuela Universitaria Politécnica de Huesca as lecturer of chemistry. In 1993 he spent time at the Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven studying processing technologies for optoelectronic liquid crystal materials. His main research interests lie in the synthesis and properties of liquid crystalline polymers.

  • José L. Serrano

    1. Departamento de Química Orgánica-Química Física Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón Universidad de Zaragoza-CSIC Plaza S. Francisco s/n, E-50009 Zaragoza (Spain)
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    • studied chemistry at the University of Zaragoza, Spain, where he received his Diploma and Ph.D. for work in the field of liquid crystals in the group of Professor Enrique Meléndez. In 1985 he obtained the position of profesor titular of organic chemistry at the University of Zaragoza. Since 1985 he has been at the Institute of Materials Science of Aragón (ICMA) and was Vice-Director of the institute from 1987 to 1991. His research interests include ferroelectric liquid crystals and metallomesogens of both low and high molecular weight.


  • We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Comisión Interministerial de Ciencia y Tecnología (Spain) under the projects MAT93-0104 and MAT94-0717-C02-01.

Abstract

Processible, molecularly ordered metal-containing systms result when metallomesogens, liquid crystalline systems containing a metal atom, are integrated into the structure of a plymer (see Figure). The structural design of metallomesogenic polymers is reviewed and the potential applications of these interesting materials discussed.

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