Liquid crystalline polymers - manipulating the mesophase

Michael Jaffe

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Liquid crystalline polymers are well established in the market and with product lines well defined, industrial intention is focused on cost-reduction, processing to non-uniaxial orientation distributions and improving products mechanical performance in shear and compression. New chemistries, such as large bent-rigid or banana-like mesogens have the potential to influence the mechanical properties through the formation of biaxial nematic textures. The highly H-bonded benzimidazole monomers, confirm the importance of lateral chain interactions in the development of shear and compressive properties. Controlled changes in backbone architecture illustrate the range of transition temperatures available from a fixed monomer set.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)574
Number of pages1
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 ACS Anaheim Meeting - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: Mar 21 1999Mar 25 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics


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