Side chain home-and copolysiloxanes with 4-cyano- and 4-alkoxy-4'-stilbene mesogens, spaced apart from the backbone by oligo-methylene segments of variable lengths, were synthesized via a hydrosilylation coupling reaction of five stilbene-containing alpha-olefins with four commercial poly(methylhydrosiloxane)s and poly(methyl-hydro-co-dimethylsiloxane)s. Broad smectic phases were observed for the polysiloxanes with cyanostilbene mesogens, whereas the homologous with alkoxy-terminated stilbenes displayed only narrow mesophases in the high temperature range. Preliminary room tem-perature X-ray diffraction studies on mechanically oriented samples evidenced the occurrence of side chain crystallization, microphase separation and indicated the interdigitated smectic A nature of the mesophases.
|Autori:||VALTER CASTELVETRO; GALLI G.; CIARDELLI F.; CHIELLINI E.|
|Titolo:||Liquid Crystalline Side Chain Polymers with 4-Cyano- and 4-Alkoxy-Stilbene Mesogenic Units|
|Anno del prodotto:||1997|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1080/10601329708010043|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|