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New liquid crystals in the series of 1, 3, 5-triazine compounds containing azobenzene at the peripheral arms

Kano, Nigeria : Bayero University
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  • Liquid Crystal
  • Azobenzene
  • Smectic Mesophase
  • Triazine Core
  • Discotic


Novel liquid crystal materials whose molecular structures consist of disc-like 1,3,5-triazine unit as a central core and three rod-like azobenzenes as the peripheral arms unit has been prepared and characterized by spectroscopic methods, and X-ray diffraction. The Series of compounds were prepared by nucleophilic addition of the primary amino nucleophile to 1,3,5-triazine electrophilic ring via alkyl spacers in presence of potassium carbonate as hydrochloride acceptor. Differencial scanning calorimetry (DSC), polarizing optical microscopy and x-ray diffraction confirmed Smectic mesophase textures of the materials. Increase in the polymethylene spacer length influence the thermal and phase stability of the compounds studied.

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