The synthesis and liquid-crystal properties of the novel chiral (-)-isocamphoric acid ester 8 are reported. Although the new material is not itself mesogenic, it induces chirality in the nematic and smectic-C phase of an achiral host. A proposed mechanism for the chiral induction according to the 'intercalated chirality' model opens the possibility for fine-tuning the chiroptical properties of the induced chiral mesophases.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||HELVETICA CHIMICA ACTA|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
- HELICAL STRUCTURES
- BIPHENYL CORE