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Tuning the frustration between SmA- and SmC-promoting elements in liquid crystals with ‘de Vries-like’ properties

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Abstract

Smectic liquid crystals with ‘de Vries-like’ properties are characterized by a maximum layer contraction of ≤1% upon transition from the non-tilted SmA phase to the tilted SmC phase. We show herein that one can systematically increase the ‘de Vries-like’ character of a smectic liquid crystal by tuning the frustration between SmA- and SmC-promoting elements according to established structure–property relationships.

Graphical abstract: Tuning the frustration between SmA- and SmC-promoting elements in liquid crystals with ‘de Vries-like’ properties

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Submitted
18 Jan 2011
Accepted
01 Mar 2011
First published
17 Mar 2011

Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 4781-4783
Article type
Communication

Tuning the frustration between SmA- and SmC-promoting elements in liquid crystals with ‘de Vries-like’ properties

Q. Song, D. Nonnenmacher, F. Giesselmann and R. P. Lemieux, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 4781
DOI: 10.1039/C1CC10344J

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