Molecules 2011, 16(11), 9101-9108; doi:10.3390/molecules16119101
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Electric-Field Response of Discotic Hexabenzocoronene (HBC) Liquid Crystals

Laboratory of Printing and Packaging Material and Technology, Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication, Daxing District, Xinghuabeilu 25, Beijing 102600, China
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Received: 13 September 2011; in revised form: 19 October 2011 / Accepted: 20 October 2011 / Published: 31 October 2011
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Abstract: A HBC derivative bearing six branched, space-demanding, alkyl side chains containing ether linkages has been synthesized and its thermotropic properties were investigated by polarization optical microscopy (POM) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). To our surprise, this molecule can respond to electric fields, and the influences of alternating current (AC) and directing current (DC) electric field on the assembly of this molecule in liquid crystal cells were discussed.
Keywords: discotic liquid crystal; hexabenzocoronene; electric field response; phase transition

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Wang, W.; Liu, X.; Pu, J. Electric-Field Response of Discotic Hexabenzocoronene (HBC) Liquid Crystals. Molecules 2011, 16, 9101-9108.

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Wang W, Liu X, Pu J. Electric-Field Response of Discotic Hexabenzocoronene (HBC) Liquid Crystals. Molecules. 2011; 16(11):9101-9108.

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Wang, Wenguang; Liu, Xuying; Pu, Jialing. 2011. "Electric-Field Response of Discotic Hexabenzocoronene (HBC) Liquid Crystals." Molecules 16, no. 11: 9101-9108.

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