Mesophase and Optical Properties of Side Chain Copolyacrylate with Mesogens and OLLA Segments Side Chains
Thermal properties and phase behaviors of series of newly synthesized copolyacrylate esters with oligomeric-L-LA (OLLA) segments (DP = 10-40) and mesogens as side chains were characterized. The OLLAs prepared by ring opening polymerization of L-LA with active HO-group were modified to form polymerizable acrylate esters and then copolymerized with polymerizable mesogens. The thermal behaviors of these copolyacrylate esters were studied by DSC and POM measurements and phase structures by XRD measurements. The mesogens showed very good induce effect on the formation of layered structures. CD measurements were used to determine the helical structure and the optical rotation power of the side chain copolyacrylate esters.
Yuan Ming Huang
Y. P. Liu et al., "Mesophase and Optical Properties of Side Chain Copolyacrylate with Mesogens and OLLA Segments Side Chains", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 181-182, pp. 397-400, 2012