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Title: Synthesis and phase behaviour of a poly{2,5-bis[(p-ethoxyphenoxy) carbonyl] benzyl acrylate}-based mesogen-jacketed liquid crystalline copolymer
Authors: Chen, S
Hu, J 
Chai, C
Keywords: Liquid crystalline polymer
Phase transition
Polymer synthesis
Smart polymer
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Source: Liquid crystals, 2011, v. 38, no. 5, p. 657-662 How to cite?
Journal: Liquid Crystals 
Abstract: Mesogen-jacketed liquid crystal polymers have attracted considerable interest in recent years. In this paper, a series of poly (PEPCS)-based mesogen-jacketed liquid crystal copolymers (MJLCPs) with a different 4-hydroxybutyl acrylate (HEA) content has been synthesised and characterised using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and polarising optical microscopy (POM). The hydroxyl groups are attached to the backbone in the PEPCS-co-HEA copolymers to facilitate further chemical crosslinking. These PEPCS-based MJLCPs show a reversible phase transition when the HEA content is lower than 30 wt%. T g and T i shift to lower temperatures as the HEA content increases. POMstudies reveal that the PEPCS and PEPCS-co-HEA copolymers all show a transition from the nematic to isotropic phase on heating and from the isotropic to nematic phase on cooling. Below T g, the long range orientational ordering of the mesogenic units is fixed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/10555
DOI: 10.1080/02678292.2011.566635
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