The synthesis of a novel liquid crystalline methacrylate homopolymer (PBBS) bearing a single multifunctional mesogen with interesting photoactive properties is described. High chromophore-content thermotropic PBBS was obtained by free radical polymerization of the photoactive monomer 2-methacrylic acid 6-[4′-(5-ethanesulfonylbenzoxazol-2-yl)-biphenyl-4-yloxyl]-hexyl ester (MBBS). The MBBS consisted of dipolar 2-biphenylbenzoxazole. PBBS showed excellent thermal stability and exhibited three mesophases. PBBS had the various photoactive functionalities that would be improved by the combination with liquid crystallinity.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 2000 Mar|
|Event||The San Francisco Meeting - San Francisco, CA, USA|
Duration: 2000 Mar 26 → 2000 Mar 31
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Polymers and Plastics