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Title: Infrared spectroscopic study of orientational order and phase transformations in Liquid crystalline CBOOA
Authors: Fernandes, J.R.
Venugopalan, S.
Issue Date: 1976
Publisher: Gordon and Breach Science Publishers.
Citation: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 1976, Vol.35, p113-134
Abstract: An infrared study of the different phases of liquid crystalline CBOOA (N-p-cyanobenzilidene p-n-octyloxyaniline) has been made in the range 30-3100 cm-1. From a study of the -CequivN vibration in aligned samples, the absolute orientational order parameter, S, is determined in the smectic A and nematic phases. The variation of S is compared with the relative values determined earlier from diamagnetic anisotropy, NMR and birefringence studies. The farinfrared spectrum of the solid (Phase I) exhibits a mode whose intensity decreases gradually as the crystal-smectic A transition is approached. Also, a band observed at 296 cm-1 in the solid (Phase I) practically disappears in the fluid phases. These results are discussed in terms of possible pretransition effects and intramolecular changes characteristic of crystal-mesophase transitions. Dichroic effects are evident in the far-infrared absorption of the liquid crystalline phases and these are considered in relation to the influence of molecular structure on the absorption in this region.
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ISSN: 1058-725X
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Copyright: 1976 OPA (Overseas Publishers Association) N.V.
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