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In-plane modulated smectic (A)over-tilde vs smectic `A' lamellar structures in poly(ethyl or propyl ether imine) dendrimers

Kumar, Prabhat and Rao, Shankar DS and Prasad, Krishna S and Jayaraman, N (2016) In-plane modulated smectic (A)over-tilde vs smectic `A' lamellar structures in poly(ethyl or propyl ether imine) dendrimers. In: POLYMER, 86 . pp. 98-104.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2016.01.043


A pair of first and second generation poly(alkyl ether imine) dendrimers is prepared, having covalently attached cholesteryl moieties at their peripheries. The pairs in each generation differ in the alkyl-linker which constitute the dendritic core moieties, even when the number of cholesteryl moieties remains uniform in each pair. The dendrimer pairs are two first and second generation poly(ethyl ether imine) and poly(propyl ether imine) dendrimers, modified with 4 and 8 cholesteryl esters at the peripheries in each pair, respectively. The dendrimer pairs exhibit differing thermotropic mesophase properties. Microscopic, thermal and X-ray diffraction studies reveal a lamellar mesophase for the first generation ethyl-, first and second generation propyl-linker dendrimers. Whereas, the second generation ethyl-linker dendrimer exhibits a layered structure with a superimposed in-plane modulation, the length of which corresponds to a rectangular column width. The role of the dendrimer core moieties with differing linkers in modifying the mesophase properties is studied. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to the ELSEVIER SCI LTD, THE BOULEVARD, LANGFORD LANE, KIDLINGTON, OXFORD OX5 1GB, OXON, ENGLAND
Keywords: Dendrimers; Liquid crystals; Mesophase; Powder X-ray diffraction; Smectic phases
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2016 05:08
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2016 05:08
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/53450

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