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Design of an extremely high birefringence nematic liquid crystal based on a dinaphthyl-diacetylene mesogen

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Abstract

We designed dinaphthyl-diacetylene-based nematic liquid crystals with alkoxy tails (DNDA–OCm) and evaluated their birefringence (Δn). Actual measurements of pure target compounds showed that DNDA–OC2 had the highest value of 0.62 at 550 nm at Tc + 10 °C.

Graphical abstract: Design of an extremely high birefringence nematic liquid crystal based on a dinaphthyl-diacetylene mesogen

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Submitted
19 Apr 2012
Accepted
24 May 2012
First published
24 May 2012

J. Mater. Chem., 2012,22, 13908-13910
Article type
Communication

Design of an extremely high birefringence nematic liquid crystal based on a dinaphthyl-diacetylene mesogen

Y. Arakawa, S. Nakajima, S. Kang, M. Shigeta, G. Konishi and J. Watanabe, J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 13908
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM32448B

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