Synthesis and mesomorphic properties of some fluorinated benzoate liquid crystals

Yong Gang Yang, H. Chen, G. Tang, J. X. Wen

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Three series of [4-(4′-n-alkyloxyphenyl)acetylenyl]-2,6- difluorophenyl fluorinated benezoates and one series of fluorinated benzoates with 2,3,5,6-tetrafluorophenylene group and semi-perfluorocarbon chain have been synthesized. Their phase transition temperatures have been measured by texture observation in a polarizing microscope and confirmed by DSC. For the series without fluorocarbon chains, increasing the quantity of fluorosubstituents on the terminal phenyl groups decreased nematic stability (TN-I), but the breadth of the SmA phase range was increased. Lateral fluorosubstitution in the central group lowered the nematic stability (TN-I) and decreased the breadth of the SmA phase range. The series with semiperfluorocarbon chains were more likely to form SmA phases than the series with hydrogencarbon chains, and with the increasing of fluorosubstituents quantity on the terminal phenyl groups nematic and SmA stability (TN-I and TsmA-N) were both decreased.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


  • Fluorinated
  • Liquid crystal
  • Mesomorphic


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