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Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (BKCS)

ISSN 0253-2964(Print)
ISSN 1229-5949(Online)
Volume 28, Number 11
BKCSDE 28(11)
November 20, 2007 

Synthesis and Mesomorphic Properties of New Achiral Liquid Crystals with 3-Alkoxy-2-(alkoxymethyl)-1-propoxy Swallow-Tails
Kyung-Tae Kang*, Jeong Tak Kim, Ryeo Yun Hwang, Song Ju Park, Seng Kue Lee, Jong Gun Lee, Yong Bae Kim
Liquid crystal, Swallow-tailed liquid crystal, Antiferroelectric-like phase, 3-Alkoxy-2-(alkoxymethyl)-1-propanol
New liquid crystalline (biphenylcarbonyloxy)benzoates with an achiral swallow-tail derived from 3-alkoxy-2- (alkoxymethyl)-1-propanol [(ROCH2)2CHCH2OH, R = Me, Et, Pr, Bu] were prepared. These liquid crystals exhibited the phase sequence (I-SmA-SmCalt-(SmCX)-Cr) and showed antiferroelectric-like Smectic C phase (SmCalt) at temperature lower, and temperature range broader than do the compounds containing a branched alkyl group as a swallow-tail. The temperature ranges of antiferroelectric phase were found to be 30-90 oC and crystallization temperatures were 4-60 oC. The binary mixture of an achiral swallow-tailed liquid crystal and a chiral antiferroelectric liquid crystal, (S)-MHPOBC showed antiferroelectric smectic C phase at temperature much lower than the single chiral antiferroelectric liquid crystal does.
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