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An unusual phase sequence of iso liq-blue phase-smectic A observed for novel binaphthyl mesogenic derivatives

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Abstract

A homologous series of novel chiral dimeric compounds, (R)-2,2′-bis{6-[4-(2-(2-fluoro-4-butyloxyphenyl)pyrimidine-5-yl)phenyloxy]alkyloxy}-1,1′-binaphthyl, has been prepared and the physical properties investigated. The binaphthyl derivatives with an even number of atoms in the spacers showed a chiral nematic phase, however, those with an odd number of atoms showed an unusual direct blue phase to smectic A phase transition.

Graphical abstract: An unusual phase sequence of iso liq-blue phase-smectic A observed for novel binaphthyl mesogenic derivatives

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The article was received on 19 Jul 2004, accepted on 02 Sep 2004 and first published on 24 Sep 2004


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B410931G
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2005,15, 275-279
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    An unusual phase sequence of iso liq-blue phase-smectic A observed for novel binaphthyl mesogenic derivatives

    J. Rokunohe and A. Yoshizawa, J. Mater. Chem., 2005, 15, 275
    DOI: 10.1039/B410931G

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