Date of Award
Masters of Science
Several homologues of the 4,4'-bis-(alkoxybenzal)-2-chloro-1,4-phenylene series were synthesized and their mesomorphic behavior characterized. Furthermore a new series of liquid crystalline compounds, 4,4 1 -bis (alkylbenzal)-chloro-l,4-phenylenediamines, have been synthesized and the mesomorphic behavior characterized up to the c carbon chain length. All homologues showed nematic behavior with broad mesophases and particularly low melting points.
Cole, Herbert S. Jr., "Liquid Crystals: Low Melting Nematic 4, 4'-Bis-(Alkylbenzal)-2-Chloro-1,4-Phenylenediamines" (1973). Honors Theses. 2204.