The synthesis and investigation of mesomorphic, dielectric, and electro-optic behavior of novel chiral imine-based rod-like liquid crystal

CEYLAN ERDOĞAN D. , Ahlatcıoğlu Özerol E. , OCAK H. , BİLGİN ERAN B.

JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE-MATERIALS IN ELECTRONICS, vol.32, no.24, pp.28870-28881, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 24
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10854-021-07272-9
  • Page Numbers: pp.28870-28881


The synthesis and mesomorphic properties of novel chiral imine-based rod-like molecules carrying a (S)-3,7-Dimethyloctyloxy unit and a n-decyloxy chain at terminals have been reported. Novel molecules, (S)-5-n-decyloxy-2-[[[4 '-(3,7-dimethyloctyloxy)phenyl]imino]methyl]phenol (5) and (S)-4-n-decyloxybenzylidene-4 '-(3,7-dimethyloctyloxy)aniline (6), differ from each other by the presence of a lateral hydroxy group on aryl aldehyde. The both structures have been identified by H-1-NMR, C-13-NMR, FT-IR spectroscopy, and MS-QTOF. The mesomorphism of molecules have been investigated by optical polarizing microscopy as well as differential scanning calorimetry. The presence of a lateral hydroxy group leads to a notable mesophase stability up to 37 degrees C in the chiral tilted smectic (SmC*) mesophase interval as compared to imine analog 6 due to intramolecular hydrogen bonding. Therefore, the investigation of dielectric and impedance parameters as well as electro-optic behavior of chiral rod-like compound 5 derived from salicylaldimine-core have been carried out. The real and imaginary dielectric constant, conductivity mechanism, impedance, and dielectric relaxation mechanism of new chiral compound 5, exhibiting an enantiotropic SmC* mesophase which shows a ferroelectric switching with P-S values in the range of 220-100 nC cm(-2), have been investigated in the frequency range between 100 rad/s and 10(6) rad/s at different temperatures altering from 25 to 85 degrees C.