Self-assembly of a hydrogen-bonded association chain liquid crystalline polymer (LCP)

XH Lu
CB He
CD Terrell
AC Griffin

Abstract

A hydrogen-bonded association chain liquid crystalline polymer (LCP) based on tetraethyleneglycoxy-bis(2,6-dimethyl-4-benzoic acid) and 4,4-(p-phenylenedi-1,2 ethenediyl)bipyridyl in a 1 : 1 stoichiometric ratio was melting mixing method. X-ray scattering from its nematic phase exhibits pre-indicating that hydrogen bonding association chain polymer can also be strong enough to withstand the shear or tensile force and could be macroscopically oriented under shear or tensile force. Two complimentary components are likely to form a co-crystallized structure to form a monoclinic crystal.