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Synthesis and properties of allyloxy-based tolane liquid crystals with high negative dielectric anisotropy

Synthesis and properties of allyloxy-based tolane liquid crystals with high negative dielectric anisotropy
Liang Zhao, Ran Chen, Zhongwei An, Pei Chen, Xinbing Chen

A series of tolane liquid crystals (LCs) containing 2,3-difluorophenyl and allyloxy terminal groups have been synthesised via multi-step reactions. Their thermotropic mesophases, birefringences and dielectric anisotropy properties are discussed by comparison with the non-fluorinated analog. The results show that the allyloxy-based tolane LC 3TOV reveals a high value of the birefringence (0.29), negative dielectric anisotropy (−4.44) and a broad nematic mesophase with a low melting point and high clearing point. The effects of the terminal alkyl chains, the lateral fluoro substituents, the allyloxy terminal group and alkyne bridge on the mesomorphic and physical properties were also discussed. Meanwhile, Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations of molecular conformation and polarisability were used to correlate the experimental findings.

Publisher URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02678292.2017.1360525

DOI: 10.1080/02678292.2017.1360525

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