Reactive oligo(dimethylsiloxane) mesogens and their nanostructured thin films

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Abstract

Oligo(dimethylsiloxane)-based reactive mesogens were prepared and shown to form room-temperature smectic phases which were 'frozen-in' by photopolymerization. Homeotropically aligned, nanostructured thin films were obtained by spincoating, and micropatterning was demonstrated. These hybrid reactive mesogens are suitable for the preparation of aligned nanostructured polymer thin films with potential applications ranging from stimuli responsive coatings to nanoporous membranes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4357-4362
Number of pages6
JournalSoft Matter
Volume13
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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