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Title: Miscibility studies of disc-like molecules
Authors: Billard, J.
Sadashiva, B.K.
Keywords: Liquid crystals
Disc-like molecules
Phase diagram
Benzene- hexa-n-alkanoates
Issue Date: Sep-1979
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India.
Citation: Pramana, 1979, Vol. 13, p309-318.
Abstract: The total miscibility method is applied to study the recently discovered mesophases of disc-like molecules, benzene-hexa-n-alkanoates. These compounds do not form continuous solid solutions, but are totally miscible in the liquid and meso- morphic states. The virtual mesophase-isotropic transition temperature for the hexa- noate compound derived from the miscibility diagram is in excellent accord with that obtained from the previously reported pressure-temperature phase diagram. With simplifying assumptions, it is possiblc to predict with acceptable reliability the isobaric binary phase diagrams of any two members of the series. The real and virtual meso- phase-liquid transition temperatures are linear functions of the molecular weight. On the other hand, a plot of the crystal-liquid transition temperatures versus the molecular weight exhibits a minimum. Total miscibility in the mesomorphic state is not observed for two members of different discogenic series, but the existence of different mesophase types is not proved. Lyotropic mesomorphism for a disc-like mesophase is established.
ISSN: 0304-4289
Copyright: Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India.
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