Preparation of liquid crystalline slide-ring gels

Masatoshi Kidowaki, Takao Nakajima, Jun Araki, Toshiyuki Kataoka, Christian Ruslim, Changming Zhao, Kohzo Ito

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The slide-ring gels formed by crosslinking of polyrotaxane (PR) composed of polyethylene glycol and alpha-cyclodextrin have sliding crosslinks, and show good properties in tensibility and strength. On the other hand, liquid crystalline gels are hybrid materials having both properties of gels and liquid crystals. In this study, liquid crystalline slide-ring gels were prepared by introducing cyanobiphenyl groups into PRs.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Oct 19
Externally publishedYes
Event55th SPSJ Annual Meeting - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: 2006 May 242006 May 26


Conference55th SPSJ Annual Meeting


  • Cyclodextrin
  • Liquid crystal
  • Polyethylene glycol
  • Polyrotaxane
  • Slide-ring gel
  • Supramolecule

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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