Synthesis and mesomorphic properties of fluoro and isothiocyanato biphenyl tolane liquid crystals
Abbreviated Journal Title
PALLADIUM-CATALYZED REACTION; CROSS-COUPLING REACTIONS; HIGH-BIREFRINGENCE; TRANSITION-TEMPERATURES; PHYSICAL-PROPERTIES; OPTICAL-PROPERTIES; 2, 6-DISUBSTITUTED NAPHTHALENES; ARYL HALIDES; GRATINGS; CYANO; Chemistry, Multidisciplinary; Crystallography; Materials Science, ; Multidisciplinary
Four series of high birefringence biphenyl tolane liquid crystals having a terminal isothiocyanato or fluoro group were synthesized; their mesomorphic properties were studied by optical polarizing microscopy and DSC. These biphenyl tolane compounds exhibit reasonably low melting points and high birefringence of 0.37-0.49. By using these compounds a eutectic mixture was formulated exhibiting a wide nematic range, high figure-of-merit and low viscosity.
"Synthesis and mesomorphic properties of fluoro and isothiocyanato biphenyl tolane liquid crystals" (2006). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 6354.