Liquid Crystals III. Nematic Mesomorphism in Benzylidene Anils Containing a Terminal Alcohol Group

  • Joel E. Goldmacher
  • Michael T. McCaffrey


Most of the past research in nematic liquid crystals has concerned itself with the synthesis of compounds possessing a high nematic thermal stability. However, we have continued and directed our investigation toward the preparation of low molecular weight Schiff’s bases in order to depress the nematic-isotropic transition point. This work has led to the discovery of the alcohol function as a terminal group in nematic liquid crystals, and in particular, to materials possessing low crystal nematic transitions.


Liquid Crystal Phase Transition Temperature Intermolecular Hydrogen Bonding Nematic Liquid Crystal Benzenesulfonic Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joel E. Goldmacher
    • 1
  • Michael T. McCaffrey
    • 1
  1. 1.RCA LaboratoriesDavid Sarnoff Research CenterPrincetonUSA

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