Liquid Crystals

  • Ning-Hui Chang
  • Megumi Kinoshita
  • Yasushi NishiharaEmail author
Part of the Lecture Notes in Chemistry book series (LNC, volume 80)


Liquid crystalline molecules are extensively used for technological applications such as liquid crystal displays, and there is a great deal of research underway in various fields exploring other uses. The carbon–carbon bond-forming cross-coupling reactions can provide innovative synthetic methods for new liquid crystalline molecules with novel physical properties. Moreover, the organic molecules synthesized with the cross-coupling reactions may be used in new areas such as organic electroluminescence (EL) and thin film transistors (TFT).


Liquid crystals Nematic phases Smectic phases Organic devices Endotherms Calamitic 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ning-Hui Chang
    • 1
  • Megumi Kinoshita
    • 1
  • Yasushi Nishihara
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Division of Earth, Life, and Molecular SciencesGraduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama UniversityOkayamaJapan

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