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Novel chiral liquid crystals derived from (R)-2-(4-hydroxyphenoxy)propan-1-ol

Abstract

The thermotropic liquid-crystalline behaviour of a number of (R)- and (R,S)-2-(4-substituted-phenoxy)-1-alkoxy propanes has been examined and related to changes in the nature of the mesogenic core and the terminal alkoxy substituent. Compounds containing a 4′-pentylbiphenyl-4-carbonyloxy core were generally found to display smectic A and the more ordered crystal B mesophases; in contrast the 4-(4-trans-pentylcyclohexyl)benzoyloxy-derived series showed chiral nematic and Blue phases in addition to the smectic A and crystal B phases. Furthermore, the high optical purity of these materials was demonstrated by use of 1H NMR and chiral shift reagent techniques, and confirms the stability of the chiral centre towards racemization.

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Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/JM9930300821
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 1993,3, 821-832
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    Novel chiral liquid crystals derived from (R)-2-(4-hydroxyphenoxy)propan-1-ol

    C. J. Booth, J. W. Goodby, J. P. Hardy, O. C. Lettington and K. J. Toyne, J. Mater. Chem., 1993, 3, 821
    DOI: 10.1039/JM9930300821

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