Higher Homologues of Mesomorphic Benzylidene Anilines. Manifestation of Smectic Polymorphism

S. Padmaja, M. Srinivasulu, Venkata G.K.M. Pisipati

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The synthesis and characterisation of higher homologues of the well-known benzylidene anilines, viz. N-(p-n-tridecyloxy, tetradecyloxy, and hexadecyloxy benzylidene)-p-n-alkylanilines, 13O.m, 14O.m and 16O.m liquid crystalline compounds have exhibited mono, bi and tri phase variant smectic polymorphism. The different liquid crystalline phases are characterized by an optical polarising microscope equipped with a PC based temperature controller. The phase transitions are studied by using differential scanning calorimetry. The results are discussed in the light of the data available on other nO.m compounds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)573-580
Number of pages8
JournalZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section A Journal of Physical Sciences
Issue number9-10
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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