Synthesis and investigation of photoinduced anisotropy of a series of liquid crystalline copolymers with azo groups

Yanqing Tian, Jingli Xie, Changshun Wang, Yingying Zhao, Fei Haosheng Fei

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A series of liquid-crystalline copolymers poly{6-[4-(4-hexyloxy benzoyloxy)phenoxy]hexyl methacrylate}-co-{6-[4-(S-2-methyl-1- butyloxycarbonylphenylazo)phenoxy]hexyl methacrylate} with an azobenzene moiety as photoreactive mesogenic unit were prepared. Their liquid crystalline properties and photoinduced anisotropy were investigated. The results showed that these polymers exhibited layered smectic phases and showed good photoinduced anisotropy both in the glass states and in the mesophase states.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3835-3841
Number of pages7
Issue number13
StatePublished - Jun 1999



  • Azo groups
  • Liquid crystalline copolymers
  • Photoinduced anisotropy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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