Thermotropic Liquid Crystals VI. The Preparation and Mesophase Properties of Asymmetrically 4,4′-Disubstituted Phenyl Benzoates

  • Mary E. Neubert
  • Leo T. Carlino
  • Richard D’Sidocky
  • D. L. Fishel


We have undertaken preparation of complete series of 4,4′-di-substituted phenyl benzoates, 1, and their thermal characterization to test the effect of terminal alkyl group branching at various positions with respect to the aromatic ring. We also wished to establish which of these compounds would be most useful in more detailed physical studies of structure and conformation1–3. Some members of these series for which substituents are normal alkyl and/or alkoxyl groups have been reported by other investigators4,5.


Aromatic Ring Terminal Group Oxalyl Chloride Alkoxyl Group Phenyl Benzoate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary E. Neubert
    • 1
  • Leo T. Carlino
    • 1
  • Richard D’Sidocky
    • 1
  • D. L. Fishel
    • 1
  1. 1.Liquid Crystal Institute and Chemistry DepartmentKent State UniversityKentUSA

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