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Examination of the interlayer strength of smectic liquid crystals through the study of partially fluorinated and branched fluorinated end-groups

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Abstract

Through the incorporation of partially fluorinated and branched fluorinated end-groups of ferroelectric liquid crystals we aimed to examine the effects on physico-chemical structures and properties, and electrical switching behaviour for a family of compounds based upon the MHPOBC motif. We show that the nature of the terminal group strongly affects the liquid crystal behaviour and the thresholds associated with electro-optic switching. In this article we present the synthesis, transition temperatures, electro-optical measurements and X-ray diffraction studies for a series of compounds.

Graphical abstract: Examination of the interlayer strength of smectic liquid crystals through the study of partially fluorinated and branched fluorinated end-groups

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The article was received on 19 Dec 2005, accepted on 22 Mar 2006 and first published on 11 Apr 2006


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B517913K
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2006,16, 2181-2191
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    Examination of the interlayer strength of smectic liquid crystals through the study of partially fluorinated and branched fluorinated end-groups

    S. J. Cowling, A. W. Hall, J. W. Goodby, Y. Wang and H. F. Gleeson, J. Mater. Chem., 2006, 16, 2181
    DOI: 10.1039/B517913K

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