Synthesis and characterization of pitch tunable cholesteric liquid crystalline polymers

Jui-Hsiang Liu, Feng Ming Hsieh

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A series of novel side chain liquid crystalline polyacrylates with pendent chiral groups was synthesized. Copolymerization of the monomers was carried out and the physical properties of the copolymers were investigated. Two miscible chiral compounds were also synthesized and used as chiral dopants to induce cholesteric liquid crystalline phases of polymers. The optical properties of the induced cholesteric liquid crystalline polymers were investigated by using UV-vis spectrometer. The appearance and the color variation of the polymer films before and after UV irradiation were also investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number72320C
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Apr 6
EventEmerging Liquid Crystal Technologies IV - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 2009 Jan 252009 Jan 28

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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