Design of liquid crystals with "de Vries-like" properties: organosiloxane mesogen with a 5-phenylpyrimidine core.

Abstract

According to a new design strategy for "de Vries-like" liquid crystal materials, we report the synthesis and characterization of an organosiloxane mesogen with a 5-phenylpyrimidine core that forms SmA and SmC liquid crystal phases. This new material is characterized by a maximum layer contraction of 1.2% upon SmA-SmC phase transition and is comparable to… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/ja805672q

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