Induced Smectic-G Phase through Intermolecular Hydrogen Bonding Part VIII: Phase and Crystallization Behaviours of 2-(p-n-heptyloxybenzylidene imino)-5-chloro-pyridine: P-n-alkoxybenzoic acid (HICPrwABA) Complexes

M. Srinivasulu, P. V.V. Satyanarayana, P. A. Kumar, V. G.K.M. Pisipati

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New intermolecular H-bonded liquid crystalline complexes, viz., 2-(p-n-heptyloxybenzylidene imino)-5-chloro-pyridine:p-/z-alkoxybenzoic acid; (HICP:nABA) (where n denotes the alkoxy carbon numbers 3 to 10 and 12) exhibiting smectic-F (n = 12) and smectic-G phases have been synthesized and characterized by Thermal Microscopy and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC). Detailed IR (solid and solution states) analysis confirms the existence of intermolecular H-bonding between the pyridyl nitrogen and the COOH group of the p-n-alkoxybenzoic acid moiety. The phase behaviour of the series is discussed in the light of reported data on free p-n-alkoxybenzoic acids. The crystallization kinetics of a representative complex, using the DSC technique, is discussed. The mechanism of the crystal growth of the new crystalline smectic-G phase is computed with the Avrami equation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)685-691
Number of pages7
JournalZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section A Journal of Physical Sciences
Issue number9-10
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2001


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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