© 1985

Polymeric Liquid Crystals

  • Alexandre Blumstein

Part of the Polymer Science and Technology book series (POLS, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. General Developments in the Field of Polymeric Liquid Crystals

    1. Anselm C. Griffin, Shailaja R. Vaidya, Marcus L. Steele
      Pages 1-19
    2. A. Ten Bosch, P. Maissa, P. Sixou
      Pages 109-117
    3. Bernhard Wunderlich, Janusz Grebowicz
      Pages 145-151
  3. Thermotropic Systems

    1. R. A. Chivers, J. Blackwell, G. A. Gutierrez, J. B. Stamatoff, H. Yoon
      Pages 153-166
    2. John Blackwell, Genaro A. Gutierrez, Robin A. Chivers
      Pages 167-181
  4. Thermotropic Systems: Flexible Main Chain Polyesters

    1. Leszek Makaruk, Hanna Polanska, Barbara Wazynska
      Pages 265-273
  5. Thermotropic Systems: Polymeric Liquid Crystals with Mesogenic Moieties in the Side Group

    1. H. J. Kock, H. Finkelmann, W. Gleim, G. Rehage
      Pages 275-293
    2. H. Finkelmann, H. J. Wendorff
      Pages 295-302
    3. Ya. S. Freidzon, N. I. Boiko, V. P. Shibaev, N. A. Platé
      Pages 303-312

About this book


This book originated in the Proceedings of the Second Symposium on Polymeric Liquid Crystals held by the Division of Polymer Chemistry in the framework of the 1983 Fall Meeting of the American Chemical Society. At the First Symposium in 1977, the literature in this field could be encompassed in a single volume. To­ day, that is no longer possible. The field of Polymeric Liquid Crystals grew, and continues to grow, at a very rapid pace. At present, we know of every major mesophase in its polymeric form and of polymeric glasses, elastomers and fluids in their liquid crystalline form. Every year, new polymeric mesophases are being discovered. The aim of this book is to go beyond a compilation of papers presented at the 1983 ACS Fall Meeting. It is conceived as a learning tool for the benefit of the sci­ entist interested in Polymeric Liquid Crystals. The book is divided into three sections. The first section contains articles discussing synthetic, physico­ chemical, structural and rheological aspects of Polymeric Liquid Crystals in their generality. A chapter on methods currently used in this field is also included. There are also chapters on theoretical and classification aspects of PLCs. These self-contained tutorial chapters provide an introduction to this field as well as to the specific papers given in the book. They provide an exhaustive cover­ age of literature on the subject from its inception to the present.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Alexandre Blumstein
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LowellLowellUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Polymeric Liquid Crystals
  • Authors Alexandre Blumstein
  • Series Title Polymer Science and Technology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-41814-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-2301-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4899-2299-1
  • Series ISSN 0093-6286
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 458
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Crystallography and Scattering Methods
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