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Liquid crystalline cellulose derivatives for thermally stable or reversible anisotropic polymer film
Author(s): Marian Kryszewski; Piotr Wojciechowski; J. Ulanski; Lidia Okrasa
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Paper Abstract

New aspects of cellulosic material science and application are related to the lyotropic liquid crystalline properties of this classical natural polymer. In this work the preparation of anisotropic polymer networks based on (hydroxypropyl) cellulose and its derivatives as well as their properties are discussed. Cellulose derivatives form liquid crystalline solutions also in polymerizable solvents, e.g. acrylic acid thus anisotropic polymeric networks can be fixed by photopolymerization. These films have been investigated with regard to their orientation birefringence and thermal stability. Some possible applications of these interesting systems are briefly shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 August 1997
PDF: 22 pages
Proc. SPIE 3227, Interactive Paper, (4 August 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.280766
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Marian Kryszewski, Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland)
Piotr Wojciechowski, Technical Univ. of Lodz (Poland)
J. Ulanski, Technical Univ. of Lodz (Poland)
Lidia Okrasa, Technical Univ. of Lodz (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3227:
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Graham G. Allan; Jean J. Robillard, Editor(s)

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