Bulletin of Materials Science

, Volume 23, Issue 3, pp 237–238

Azomesogens with a heterocyclic moiety

  • Jayrang S. Dave
  • Meera Menon

DOI: 10.1007/BF02719917

Cite this article as:
Dave, J.S. & Menon, M. Bull Mater Sci (2000) 23: 237. doi:10.1007/BF02719917


Azobenzene derivatives were among the first ten liquid crystalline compounds. But there have been no detailed investigations on azomesogens consisting of a heterocyclic moiety. Twelve different azo compounds have been condensed with nicotinic acid to evaluate the effect of variation of terminal group on the monosubstituted pyridine system. The relative thermal stabilities and the variation in the mesomorphic characteristics have also been studied.


Azomesogensheterocyclicterminalpolarizablegroup efficiency order

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jayrang S. Dave
    • 1
  • Meera Menon
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Technology and EngineeringMS University of BarodaBarodaIndia