Nematic phase formed by banana-shaped molecules

  • Matraszek J
  • Mieczkowski J
  • Szydlowska J
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Most mesogens formed by banana-shaped molecules exhibit liquid-like smectic phases. Here we present the synthesis and properties of homologous series of derivatives of resorcinol and 2,6-disubstituted pyridine. One of these classes of bent-core molecules displays the nematic phase.

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  • J. Matraszek

  • J. Mieczkowski

  • J. Szydlowska

  • E. Gorecka

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