Preparation of iridescent-reflective poly(furan-co-phenylene)s by electrochemical polymerization in a cholesteric liquid crystal medium

Hiroyuki Yoneyama, Kohsuke Kawabata, Akitsu Tsujimoto, Hiromasa Goto

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Abstract

Optically active poly(4,4′-di(2-furyl)biphenyl) is successfully prepared by asymmetric electrochemical polymerization in a cholesteric liquid crystal (CLC) electrolyte. The polymer thus obtained forms a fingerprint optical texture similar to that of the CLC electrolyte and a convexo-concave surface structure along the fingerprint pattern. The polymer displays iridescence under irradiation with white light, and circular diffraction upon laser irradiation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)965-969
Number of pages5
JournalElectrochemistry Communications
Volume10
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cholesteric liquid crystal
  • Diffraction grating
  • Electrochemical polymerization
  • Iridescent reflection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrochemistry

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