Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Liquid Crystals with Aliphatic Groups between Cyclohexane Rings - Synthesis of 1,4-Bis(4-n-alkylcyclohexyl)butanes and Esters of 4-[4-(4-n-Alkylcyclohexyl)-butyl]cyclohexanolsThe synthesis of 1,4-bis-(4-n-alkylcyclohexyl) butanes (1), esters of 4-[-(4-n-alkylcyclohexyl)butyl]cyclohexanols (2) and some analogous aromatic compounds are described. The thermal stability of mesophases of these compounds are in the order of the analogous ethylene-bridged liquid crystals. The reason for this result seems to be the combination of molecular rigidity and conformational flexibility.
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