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Title: Twist grain boundary smectic A phase in compounds derived from cholesterol
Authors: Shubashree, S.
Sadashiva, B.K.
Issue Date: 10-Oct-2003
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India.
Citation: Current Science, 2003, Vol. 85, p1061-1065.
Abstract: The synthesis and characterization of four compounds of a homologous series of cholesteryl-2-fluoro-4-n-alkoxybenzoates is reported. The twist grain bound-ary smectic A phase was observed in three compounds which contain only one phenyl ring. All the com-pounds exhibiting this phase, also show blue phase, cholesteric, smectic A and smectic C* phases. The mesophases were identified using polarizing optical microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry and heli-cal pitch measurements.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2289/831
ISSN: 0011-3891
Copyright: Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India.
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