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Synthesis and characterization of some new dimesogenic compounds

Yelamaggad, CV and Srikrishna, A and Rao, DSS and Prasad, SK (1999) Synthesis and characterization of some new dimesogenic compounds. In: Liquid Crystals, 26 (10). 1547-1554 .

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We have synthesized four different types of dimesogenic compounds involving the cholesteryl moiety as one of the mesogenic constituents, and have investigated their liquid crystalline properties. The molecular structures of these dimesogens have been confirmed by spectral analyses; they exhibit a rich polymorphism, as revealed by optical microscopic and differential scanning calorimetric observations. The studies show that the mesomorphic behaviour is sensitive to the nature of the terminal alkyl chains, and to the structure of the 'second mesogen' that is attached to the cholesteryl unit through a polymethylene spacer.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Liquid Crystals
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Group
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Taylor and Francis Group.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2011 10:26
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2011 10:26
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/38820

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