Ioneneomeric Liquid Crystals

  • Li-Ping Yu
  • Edward T. Samulski


A new class of liquid crystals based on salts of the 1,1-dialkyl–4,4’-bipyridinium core are reported. Mesophase transition temperatures and stability ranges depend on both the nature of the anion and the length of the alkyl chain. Polymeric versions of these mesogens can be synthesized which retain electrochronic properties.


Liquid Crystal Alkyl Chain Length Stearate Violagen Pyridinium Salt Neat Soap 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Li-Ping Yu
    • 1
  • Edward T. Samulski
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and Institute of Materials ScienceUniversity of ConnecticutStorrsUSA

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