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

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

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.

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

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