Smectic phases observed in 1,1,2,2,-tetrahydroperfluoroalkyl-4-nitrobenzoates

Xujin Bao, Leslie Dix

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On studying the thermal behaviour of a series of 1,1,2,2-tetrahydro-perfluoroalkyl 4-nitrobenzoates it was found that the decyl and dodecyl compounds showed smectic mesophases. This illustrates that a polar substituent in the 3-position of the aromatic ring for 1,1,2,2-tetrahydroperfluoroalkylbenzoates is not a requirement for thermotropic behaviour.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-294
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996


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