Title

Hydrogen Bonding as the Origin of Both Liquid Crystallinity and Polymer Formation in Some Supramolecular Materials

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1-1997

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Abstract

The use of lateral substitution on the aromatic rings of the diacid component of diacid/bispyridyl AABB supramolecular LC polymers is effective at retarding crystallization presumably by introducing a 'carbuncle' along the chain which interferes with the requisite efficient close packing of molecular units. We have examined both one and two chloro groups per ring and have observed a glass transition and fiber formation in the least crystalline complex.

Publication Title

Macromolecular Symposia

Volume

117

First Page

281

Last Page

290