Interplay of thermochromicity and liquid crystalline behavior in poly(p-phenyleneethynylene)s: π-π interactions or planarization of the conjugated backbone?

Tzenka Miteva, Liam Palmer, Lioba Kloppenburg, Dieter Neher, Uwe H F Bunz

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Abstract

An account is given on the interplay between liquid crystalline (LC) and thermochromic behavior of dialkyl-substituted poly(p-phenyleneethynylene)s (PPEs) in thin solid films. It is predicted that this behavior will be found in other conjugated polymers in the near future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)652-654
Number of pages3
JournalMacromolecules
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 8 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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