Synthesis and characterisation of thermomesogenic polysiloxanes with 2,5-dihydropyrrolo[3,4-c]pyrrole-1,4-dione units in the main chain


Horn M., Hepuzer Y., Yagci Y., Bilgin-Eran B. , Cernenco U., Harabagiu V., ...More

EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL, vol.38, no.11, pp.2197-2205, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0014-3057(02)00124-6
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.2197-2205

Abstract

The synthesis of the first two liquid crystalline polysiloxanes bearing 3,6-diaryl-2,5-dihydropyrrolo-[3,4-c]pyrrole-1,4-dione units in their main chain are described. Investigations on their thermotropic phase behaviour by polarising microscopy reveal nematic or smectic enantiotropic phases, respectively. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.