Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, Vol.665, No.1, 100-118, 2018
lambda-Shaped mesogens based on chalconyl ester core having variable side chain: Synthesis and characterisation
In present study, we have synthesized two newly chalconyl-ester core LCs having variable side chain and fixed disubstituted butoxy group at another terminal end. All this compounds were well characterized by elemental analysis, FT-IR, H-1 NMR. The mesomorphic properties of these compounds were observed by optical polarized light microscopy (POM) and also confirmed by using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and X-ray diffraction pattern (XRD). Detailed XRD investigation endorses the presence of the nematic phase in higher angle region and SmC phase in lower angle region. In addition, it is found that all the prepared materials display enantiotropic LCs phases except first four members in series-1 and first member in series-2. Thermal stability of SmC and nematic phase of series-1 is higher as compare to series-2. To get more insights, the DFT based HOMO, LUMO studies are carried out which supports intramolecular charge transfer interactions and stability in this class of mesogens.