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Liquid crystals containing p-carborane
Author(s): Andrew G. Douglass; Michelle Mierzwa; Piotr Kaszynski
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Paper Abstract

Six new calamitic liquid crystals incorporating 1,12- dicarbadodecahydro-closo-decaborane into the core have been synthesized. All materials exhibit nematic phases and two compounds are also smectic. Comparison with known analogues demonstrates that p-carborane can be an effective constituent of mesogens and also suggests that it suppresses smectic phase formation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1998
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3319, Liquid Crystals: Chemistry and Structure, (1 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.301251
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Andrew G. Douglass, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Michelle Mierzwa, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Piotr Kaszynski, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3319:
Liquid Crystals: Chemistry and Structure
Marzena Tykarska; Roman S. Dabrowski; Jerzy Zielinski, Editor(s)

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