Synthesis and liquid crystal properties of 4-alkoxybenzylidene-4′-aminocinnamic acid 1-trifluoromethylalkyl esters: The ABACT series

M. Dunleavy, C. Somerton, R. M. Richardson

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    Abstract

    The synthesis of homologues of 4-alkoxybenzylidene-4′-aminocinnamic acid 1-trifluoromethylalkyl esters is reported. Only three of the compounds exhibit smectic phases. Phases were identified using optical and electro-optic techniques together with X-ray diffraction studies. Some of the compounds, while not exhibiting liquid crystal phases, show crystalline polymorphism.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)605-615
    Number of pages11
    JournalLiquid Crystals
    Volume3
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1988

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