Photochromism of side-chain liquid crystal polymers containing spironaphthoxazines

Shlomo Yitzchaik*, Judith Ratner, Frida Buchholtz, Valeri Krongauz

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Side-chain liquid crystal polyacrylates and polysiloxanes containing different photochromic spironaphthoxazine side groups were synthesized. Thermodynamic, spectral and kinetic properties of the polymers were investigated. The structure of the mesophase is discussed.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)677-686
Number of pages10
JournalLiquid Crystals
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
We thank Professor Ernst Fischer for stimulating discussions. Support from the German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development is gratefully acknowledged.


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