Synthesis of new phasmidic liquid crystals induced by intermolecular hydrogen bonding between pyridine moieties and carboxylic acids

Yan Qing Tian, Xiao He Xu, Ying Ying Zhao, Xin Yi Tang, Tie Jin Li, Xi Min Huang

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New liquid crystals induced by intermolecular hydrogen bonding between 4-[3,4, 5-tridocyloxy benzoyloxy)-4′-stilbazole (3DBSZ) and malonic acid, succinic acid, glutaric acid, adipic acid, pimelic acid, suberic acid, maleic acid, fumaric acid, 3,4,5,-tridocyloxy-benzoic acid(3DBA) respectively were prepared, their liquid crystalline properties were investigated by using DSC, polarized optical microscopy and wide-angle X-ray diffraction. The results show that most of the complexes exhibit column phases. Furthermore, a new room temperature column complex was induced by the intermolecular hydrogen bonding between 3DBSZ and 3DBA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-27
Number of pages9
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998



  • Carboxylic acids
  • DSC
  • Hydrogen bonding
  • Phasmidic liquid crystals
  • Pyridines
  • X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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