Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, Vol.652, No.1, 143-157, 2017
Synthetic pathway for a new calamitic series of liquid crystal: Comparison with corresponding linkage group
Two homologous series based on three linking groups have been synthesized and characterized by elemental analyses and spectroscopic techniques such as Fourier transform infrared [FT-IR] and protonmagnetic resonancemagnetic resonance [H-1-NMR] spectroscopy. The mesomorphic properties of these compounds were observed by optical polarized light microscopy (POM) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). In this present investigation, we have synthesized two homologous series viz. 4-(3-oxo-3-(4-((-3-phenylallylidene) amino) phenyl) prop-1-en-1-yl) phenyl 4-n-alkoxy benzoate) (series-1) and 4-(3-oxo-3-(4-((-3-phenylallylidene) amino) phenyl) prop-1-en-1-yl) phenyl 3-(4-n-alkoxy phenyl) acrylate (series-2). Both of the series are differing with respect to the first linking group. All the homologous in the following series exhibits LC phase on heating aswell as cooling condition except first two homologue (C-1, C-2) in series-1 and three homologue (C-1, C-2, C-3) in series-2.