Nematic Mixtures as Stationary Liquid Phases in Gas-Liquid Chromatography

  • J. P. Schroeder
  • D. C. Schroeder
  • M. Katsikas


Nematic liquid crystallinity (2,3) is exhibited by certain compounds having relatively rigid, polar, rod-shaped molecules which tend to be oriented with their long axes parallel due to mutual attractive forces. On heating such a compound, the crystalline solid melts to an anisotropic liquid (mesophase) in which neighboring molecules lie parallel to one another. At a higher temperature, disorientation of the ordered molecular arrangement occurs and there is a transition to isotropic liquid.


Eutectic Composition Stationary Liquid Phasis Ethyl Benzoate Molecular Order Isopropyl Ester 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Schroeder
    • 1
  • D. C. Schroeder
    • 1
  • M. Katsikas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryThe University of North Carolina at GreensboroGreensboroUSA

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