Polymerization of P-Methacryloyloxybenzoic Acid and Methacrylic Acid in Mesomorphic N-Alkoxy-Benzoic Acids

  • A. Blumstein
  • R. Blumstein
  • G. J. Murphy
  • C. Wilson
  • J. Billard


Liquid crystals, which combine molecular order with molecular mobility, are of considerable interest as media for polymerization. Monomers which cannot be polymerized in the crystalline state easily polymerize in a mesophase because of molecular mobility. Orientation of the monomer molecules prior to polymerization can influence the kinetics of the reaction and the structure of the resulting polymer.


Liquid Crystal Molecular Weight Distribution Methacrylic Acid Vinyl Ether Vinyl Monomer 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Blumstein
    • 1
  • R. Blumstein
    • 1
  • G. J. Murphy
    • 2
  • C. Wilson
    • 1
  • J. Billard
    • 2
  1. 1.The Polymer Science Program, Dept. of ChemistryLowell Technological InstituteLowellUSA
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Physique de la Matiere CondenseeParis VFrance

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