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Stabilization of the nematic mesophase by a homogeneously dissolved conjugated polymer

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Abstract

A semi-conjugated iptycene polymer containing a special “crankshaft” backbone leading to superior solubility in a nematic LC medium was synthesized. The incorporation of this polymer in the LC leads to thermodynamic stabilization of the nematic mesophase. This effect is attributed to organizational coupling of the LC molecules to the polymer chains.

Graphical abstract: Stabilization of the nematic mesophase by a homogeneously dissolved conjugated polymer

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Submitted
06 Mar 2010
Accepted
27 Jun 2010
First published
12 Aug 2010

J. Mater. Chem., 2010,20, 8107-8111
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Stabilization of the nematic mesophase by a homogeneously dissolved conjugated polymer

A. Lohr and T. M. Swager, J. Mater. Chem., 2010, 20, 8107
DOI: 10.1039/C0JM00621A

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