Title: Thermally stimulated current and DSC studies of the dual glass transitions in side-chain liquid crystalline copolysiloxanes containing 4-[(S)-2-methylbutoxy]phenyl 3-chloro-4-alkenyloxybenzoate side groups
Authors: Chang, HL
Hsu, CS
Department of Applied Chemistry
Issue Date: 1-Oct-1997
Abstract: The synthesis of side-chain liquid crystalline copolysiloxanes containing omega-[4-[4-[(S-2-methylbutoxy]phenoxycarbonyl]-2-chlorophenoxy]alkyl side groups is presented. Differential scanning calorimetry, optical polarizing microscopy and X-ray diffractometry reveal smectic mesomorphism for most of the obtained polymers. The copolysiloxane with three methylene units in the spacer is the only one showing no mesomorphic property. The other four copolysiloxanes, containing four, five, six or eleven methylene units in the spacer, display a smectic A phase. All of the obtained polymers present dual glass transition behavior by both DSC and thermally stimulated current (TSC) techniques. The first glass transition (T-g1) at lower temperature is due to the segmental motions of the polysiloxane backbone, while the second glass transition (T-g2) is due to the cooperative relaxation motions of spacers and mesogenic units.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11536/294
ISSN: 1022-1352
Volume: 198
Issue: 10
Begin Page: 2985
End Page: 2992
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