(-)-Isocamphoric acid building block for chiral liquid crystals

A Lesac, D Moslavac-Forjan, D W Bruce, V Sunjic

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1707-1715
Number of pages9
JournalHELVETICA CHIMICA ACTA
Volume82
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Keywords

  • HELICAL STRUCTURES
  • BIPHENYL CORE
  • ETHERS
  • ALCOHOLS
  • FAMILY
  • MILD

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