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Liquid crystalline materials with lateral polar chloro substituent

Author Affiliations

  • 1Applied Chemistry Dept., Faculty of Technology and Engineering, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Res. J. Material Sci., Volume 5, Issue (6), Pages 1-7, November,16 (2017)


Twelve novel liquid crystalline materials of the homologous series 4-(4-n-alkoxy benzoyloxy)-3-chloro benzoic acid have been synthesized. All members of the series exhibit mesomorphism. The smectic mesophase is exhibited by the very first member along with nematic phase which persists up to n-dodecyl homologue. The last two members exhibit only smectic phases. The prepared materials are characterized by elemental analysis and spectroscopically. Mesomorphism has been studied by polarizing microscopy and differential scanning calorimetry. Mesogenic behaviour of series is discussed by taking into consideration other structurally similar materials to signify the influence of lateral substituent.


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