Université de Neuchâtel

Ferrocene-Containing Thermotropic Side-Chain Liquid-Crystalline Polysiloxanes

Deschenaux, Robert ; Jauslin, Isabelle ; Scholten, Ulrich ; Turpin, François ; Guillon, Daniel ; Heinrich, Benoît

In: Macromolecules, 1998, vol. 31, no. 17, p. 5647–5654

The synthesis, purification, characterization, and liquid-crystalline properties of side-chain polysiloxanes bearing mesomorphic 1,1‘- or 1,3-disubstituted ferrocene units are reported. The polymers were prepared by grafting the appropriate vinyl-containing ferrocene monomer onto commercially available poly(hydrosiloxane)s following a standard procedure. The monomers gave smectic A or smectic A...

Université de Neuchâtel

Columnar Phases from Covalent and Hydrogen-Bonded Liquid-Crystalline Ferrocene Derivatives

Deschenaux, Robert ; Monnet, Florence ; Serrano, Elisabeth ; Turpin, François ; Levelut, Anne-Marie

In: Helvetica Chimica Acta, 1998, vol. 81, no. 11, p. 2072-2077

The synthesis and liquid-crystalline properties of tetracatenar covalent and H-bonded bis-ferrocene derivatives 1 and 2, respectively, are reported. Both compounds gave rise to enantiotropic columnar liquid-crystalline behavior with a hexagonal molecular organization. To explore the possibility to obtain also calamitic liquid-crystalline phases from H-bonded ferrocene-containing liquid crystals,...