Equimolecular Mixture of Calamitic and Bent-Core Thiobenzoates
J. Chruściel, B. Wantusiak and M.D. Ossowska-Chruściel
Institute of Chemistry, Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities, 3-go Maja 54, 08-110 Siedlce, Poland
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This article reports on the new results on phase transitions, mesomorphic and electro-optical properties of new equimolecular mixture of calamitic and bent-core thiobenzoates. Two following liquid crystals were the components of the binary mixture: (S)-(+)-4-(1-methyl-heptyloxy)bi-phenyl 4'-octyl-thio-benzoate (MHOBS8) having rode-like, calamitic-chiral molecules possessing among others ferroelectric smectic C (SmC*) and bis [4-(4'-octyl-phenyl-thio-carbonyl)phenyl] isophtalates from a homologous series of banana-shaped thioesters, referred to as IFOS8, where n = 8 denoted the number of carbon atoms in terminal alkyl chains in both mesogens, synthesized by us. The IFOS8 compound has two enantiotropic phases: B2 with antiferroelectric order and B6. The mesomorphic properties were investigated by means of three complementary methods: differential scanning calorimetry, polarized light optical microscopy, and transmitted light intensity. Electro-optical measurements were also carried out.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.122.375
PACS numbers: 61.30.-v, 64.70.M-, 78.15.+e