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Mesogen-jacketed liquid crystalline polymers

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This critical review covers the recent progress in the research of mesogen-jacketed liquid crystalline polymers (MJLCPs), special side-on side-chain liquid crystalline polymers with very short spacers or without spacers. MJLCPs can self-organize into supramolecular columnar phases with the polymer chains aligned parallel to one another or smectic phases with the backbones embedded in the smectic layers. The semi-rigid rod-like MJLCP with a tunable rod shape in both length and diameter provides an excellent building block in designing novel rod–coil liquid crystalline block copolymers which can self-assemble into hierarchical supramolecular nanostructures depending on the competition between liquid crystal formation and microphase separation (229 references).

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The article was received on 01 Oct 2009 and first published on 18 Jun 2010

Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/B814540G
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2010,39, 3072-3101

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    Mesogen-jacketed liquid crystalline polymers

    X. Chen, Z. Shen, X. Wan, X. Fan, E. Chen, Y. Ma and Q. Zhou, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2010, 39, 3072
    DOI: 10.1039/B814540G

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