Masatoshi Tokita

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Liquid crystal polymer nanofibers with a diameter ranging from 0.13 to 4.71 µm were prepared by electrospinning from a main-chain liquid crystalline polyester, BB-5(3-Me). WAXD measurements showed that the formation and orientation of the ordered structure in the electrospun fibers were controlled by the fiber diameter formed during electrospinning. For(More)
An alkylated cage silsesquioxane (1), targeting for a new class of bottom-up-type fabricating materials, was successfully synthesized, and its self-assembled structure is described and discussed herein. Through this, it was found that the intermolecular interaction of long alkyl chains of 1 could be manipulated by thermal annealing to form a long-range(More)
A flexible, transparent nanocomposite (NC) film with 57 wt % inorganic components was obtained by the simple casting of a solution of Laponite and modified organic molecules through a sol-gel reaction. The NC film has solvent resistance and a disco-nematic liquid-crystalline-like structure of Laponite that originates from the cross linking of Laponite by(More)
Six-types of palladium-catalyzed coupling, Mizoroki-Heck, Migita-Stille, Sonogashira, carbonylative esterification, carbonylative Stille, and carbonylative Sonogashira reactions, were performed on a polymer support. The above coupling reactions of m- and p-substituted aromatic rings, followed by carbonylative esterification with m- and p-substituted anisol(More)
The transfer of chirality from molecules to an anisotropic liquid crystal phase has been a subject of significant interest. A typical example is the spontaneous formation of helical structures in chiral nematic and chiral SmC* phases. One of the most interesting chiral effects in these helical liquid crystal systems is the helical inversion arising from the(More)