This work was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Gesellschaft von Freunden der Technischen Universität, Berlin. We thank Frau U. Schulze for experimental assistance. K. P. thanks Dr. D. Erdmann, E. Merck, Darmstadt, for helpful discussions and the supply of chemicals.
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Liquid crystals having favorable transition temperatures have been discovered in the selenol esters of type (1). Their properties should be further enhanced by variation of R1 and R2.