Hydrogen-bonded ferroelectric liquid-crystalline complexes based on a chiral benzoic acid and stilbazoles. Induction of chiral smectic C phases by molecular self-assembly

Takashi Kato, Hideyu Kikihara, Toshiyukiur Yu, Seiji Ujiie, Kazuyoshi Iimura, Jean Frechet, Uday Kumar

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Abstract

Hydrogen-bonded ferroelectric liquid-crystalline complexes have been obtained by self-assembly of S-(+)-4-(2-methylbutoxy)benzoic acid and trans-4-alkoxy-41-stilbazoles. Chiral smectic C phases are induced by the formation of the hydrogen bonds between the chiral nonmesogenic benzoic acid and the achiral stilbazoles. The chiral smectic C phase of the complex has been characterized by X-ray measurement. The hydrogen-bonded complex shows stable ferroelectric behavior in electric fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-167
Number of pages7
JournalFerroelectrics
Volume148
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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