Synthesis and photoactive properties of thermotropic polymethacrylate bearing multifunctional dipolar mesogen

Sehoon Kim, Soo Young Park

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)804-805
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Mar 1
Externally publishedYes
EventThe San Francisco Meeting - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: 2000 Mar 262000 Mar 31


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics

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