Synthesis and investigation of photophysical and photochemical properties of new side-group liquid crystalline polymers containing coumarin moieties

Yanqing Tian, Eiichi Akiyama, Yu Nagase, Akihiko Kanazawa, Osamu Tsutsumi, Tomiki Ikeda

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Four coumarin (2-oxo-2H-1-benzopyran) containing liquid crystalline polymethacrylates possessing the same monomer formula but different linkage directions and/or construction directions of their mesogens into the same main-chain were prepared and investigated. Each of the four polymers exhibits a smectic A liquid crystalline phase. The change of construction and/or linkage directions significantly affected their liquid crystalline properties. Especially, the change of the construction directions of the mesogens caused different photophysical and photochemical properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3524-3531
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - Dec 21 2004
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Materials Science(all)

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