Mesomorphic and dielectric properties of esters useful for formulation of nematic mixtures for dual frequency addressing system
Mesomorphic and dielectric properties of three homologous series of two and three ring fluorosubstituted esters are described. They are 4-cyano-3-fluorophenyl 4-alkyloxy-2-fluorobenzoates, 4-cyano-3-fluorophenyl 4-(4-alkylbenzoyloxy)-2-fluorobenzoates and 3-fluoro-4-cyanophenyl, or 3-fluoro-4-isothiocyanatophenyl or 3,4- difluorophenyl 4'-alkyl-2,3-difluoro-biphenyl-4-carboxylates. The compounds exhibit the nematic mesophase accompanied by the smectic A or smectic C mesophase in some cases. Most of them show strong dependence of the dielectric anisotropy Delta epsilon upon frequency, at low frequencies Delta epsilon reaches a value similar to 200, while at high frequencies a small negative dielectric anisotropy appears.
"Mesomorphic and dielectric properties of esters useful for formulation of nematic mixtures for dual frequency addressing system" (2009). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 2389.