Designing Liquid‐Crystalline Oligomers to Exhibit Twist‐Bend Modulated Nematic Phases

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DateE-pub ahead of print - 17 Apr 2018
Number of pages10
Original languageEnglish


Arguably the most active area in liquid crystal research presently, the twist‐bend modulated nematic phase (TB) exhibits a nanoscale helical structure and therefore exhibits bulk chirality despite being formed of typically achiral materials. After a short introduction we address the structure‐property relationship that exists for this unique mesophase before introducing recent advances in strategies employed to prepare oligomeric materials that exhibit this state of matter. These methods afford fine control over the molecular substructure and potentially over the nanostructure of the exhibited mesophases.

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