Synthesis and photopolymerization of cholesteric liquid crystalline vinyl ethers

J. Lub, A. Omenat, A. Ruiz-Melo, M. C. Artal

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The synthesis of three cholesteric divinyl ethers is described. One of them is suitable for forming polymeric networks by isothermal cationic photopolymerization. Such networks exhibit temperature-stable reflection bands. By mixing with nematic divinyl ethers before polymerization, the reflection wavelength of such networks can be chosen by the relative amount of both types of divinyl ethers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-123
Number of pages13
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology, Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Cholesteric liquid crystals
  • Photopolymerization
  • Vinylethers


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