Synthesis and mesomorphic behaviour of novel light-emitting liquid crystals

Matthew P. Aldred, Amanda J. Eastwood, Stuart P. Kitney, Gary J. Richards, Panos Vlachos, Stephen M. Kelly, Mary O'Neill

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We report the results of a systematic study of the structure-mesomorphic behaviour relationships of a diverse range of light-emitting liquid crystals, but especially nematic 2,7-disubstituted-9,9-dialkylfluorenes. The dependence of the mesomorphic behaviour and transition temperatures on the nature and length of the terminal chains, the nature, position and number of lateral substituents and the number and nature of aromatic rings with and without heteroatoms in the central core is studied. The results of these studies are used to design polymerizable, light-emitting crystals (reactive mesogens) with a nematic phase having a high clearing point and a melting point below room temperature for facile OLED fabrication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1251-1264
Number of pages14
JournalLiquid Crystals
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Oct
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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