Structure and characteristics of main-chain liquid crystalline polyolefin

Akira Sawaguchi, Masato Sone, Naofumi Naga, Shigemitsu Murase

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The liquid crystalline features of main-chain liquid crystalline polyolefin, poly(methylene-1,3-cyclopentane) (PMCP), were investigated by DSC accompanied by optical microscope. A glass transition and a endothermic peak, which was derived from transition from liquid crystal to isotropic phase, were detected in the 2nd heating process of a DSC curve at a rate of 5°C/min analysis. The corresponding transitions were also observed in the cooling process. PMCP showed shape memory effect.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 2005 May 252005 May 27


Conference54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005


  • 1,5-hexadiene
  • Cyclization polymerization
  • Liquid crystal
  • Metallocene catalyst
  • Polyolefin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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