The synthesis and characterization of a series of five chiral fluorinated low molar mass (bifurcated tail) organosiloxane materials is presented. The mesogenic moiety is similar to that in the TSiKN65F mesogen reported by Naciri et al., which displays a de Vries-type SmA* phase. The one parameter varied across the series reported herein is the length of the alkyl chain linking the mesogen's core to the bifurcated siloxane tail. One of the five materials displays a de Vries SmC* phase upon cooling from SmA*.
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