A Novel Series of Chiral Fluorinated Organosiloxane Liquid Crystals

W. M. Zoghaib*, C. Carboni, H. Al-Hinai, S. Al-Abri, S. Al-Kasbi, E. Al-Nasseri, M. Al-Masroori, M. Al-Yahyaee, S. Al-Busaidi

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Abstract

The synthesis and characterization of a series of chiral fluorinated low molar mass 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 SA∗ phase. The one parameter varied across the series reported herein is the length of the alkyl chain linking the mesogen moiety to the siloxane tail.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-190
Number of pages8
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Volume612
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 3 2015

Keywords

  • chiral
  • de-Vries phase
  • organosiloxane
  • smectic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Science(all)

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