Synthesis and photopolymerization of cholesteric liquid crystalline diacrylates

J. Lub, D. J. Broer, R. A. Hikmet, K. G. Nierop

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The synthesis of chiral liquid crystalline diacrylates is described. By mixing one of them with non-chiral liquid crystalline diacrylates, cholesteric phases are obtained of which the wavelength of reflection can be chosen by the composition of the mixture. After isothermal photopolymerization of the mixture a crosslinked network is obtained with thermally stable properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-326
Number of pages8
JournalLiquid Crystals
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995
Externally publishedYes


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