We thank Prof. H. Orihara for his advice and help with the measurement of birefringence. This research was financially supported by a Grant-in-Aid for the Creative Scientific Research from the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports, and Culture of Japan.
Anisotropic Polyion-Complex Gels from Template Polymerization†
Article first published online: 29 SEP 2005
Copyright © 2005 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 17, Issue 22, pages 2695–2699, November, 2005
How to Cite
Shigekura, Y., Chen, Y. M., Furukawa, H., Kaneko, T., Kaneko, D., Osada, Y. and Gong, J. P. (2005), Anisotropic Polyion-Complex Gels from Template Polymerization. Adv. Mater., 17: 2695–2699. doi: 10.1002/adma.200500707
- Issue published online: 9 NOV 2005
- Article first published online: 29 SEP 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 27 JUL 2005
- Manuscript Received: 1 APR 2005
- Liquid crystals
Anisotropic gels containing a very small amount of liquid crystals have been prepared. The gels exhibit strong birefringence, even after swelling, under crossed polarizers, although the monomer solutions do not (see Figure). The swollen gels have a liquid-crystal concentration (CLC) of only 0.14 wt.-%.