Diastereomer liquid crystalline CF3 molecules: conformational probe for (anti)ferroelectricity and spontaneous resolution of the racemates

Koichi Mikami, Tomoko Yajima, Jun Kojima, Masahiro Terada, Susumu Kawauchi, Hiroko Shirasaki, Kenji Okuyama, Yoshiichi Suzuki, Ichiro Kobayashi, Yoichi Takanishi, Hideo Takezoe

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Diastereomeric α- or β-CF3 liquid crystalline molecules (LCs) with double stereogenic centers are reported as conformational probes for the bent (L-shape) conformation of antiferroelectric LCs. The diastereomeric LCs show their intriguing features that the racemic composition for both diastereomers self-assemble into the enantiomeric domain spontaneously to exhibit the electrooptic switching.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-49
Number of pages9
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
EventAnglo-Japanese Seminar on Liquid Crystals'99 - Nara, Jpn
Duration: 1999 May 261999 May 28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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