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Mesomorphic Sugar-Coated Polydiacetylene Polymers

Yadav, S and Gowda, A and Jayaraman, N (2020) Mesomorphic Sugar-Coated Polydiacetylene Polymers. In: Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics .

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/macp.201900451


The derivatization of a polydiacetylene (PDA) polymer with free hydroxyl groups containing sugars leads to amphiphilicity of the polymer and the emergence of thermotropic liquid crystalline behavior, in addition to the thermochromatic properties. The diacetylene monomers, incorporated with mono- and disaccharides, exhibit mono- and/or enantiotropic phase behavior in a wide temperature range. Structural characterization and modeling studies reveal a lamellar arrangement and interdigitization of the molecules in the mesophase. The importance of the amphiphilicity as a source to induce mesomorphic behavior in PDA polymers is emphasized.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics
Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Wiley-VCH Verlag
Keywords: Carbohydrates; Polyacetylenes; Polymers, Free hydroxyl groups; Mesomorphic behavior; Mono- and disaccharides; Polydiacetylenes; Smectic phasis; Structural characterization; Thermotropic liquid crystalline behaviors; Wide temperature ranges, Liquid crystals
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2020 10:35
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2020 10:35
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/64532

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