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Title: Acetylene polymers and their use as liquid crystals
Authors: Tang, Ben-Zhong
Lam, Wing Yip
Kong, Xiangxing
Kwok, Hoi-Sing
Keywords: Acetylene polymers
Liquid crystalline polymers
Liquid crystal behavior
Issue Date: 4-Jul-2006
Citation: US Patent 7,070,712 B2, 2006
Abstract: A variety of new mesogen-containing acetylenes are prepared and designed. A research team at the HKUST developed new catalyst systems for polymerizing the functional acetylene monomers and manufactured the novel liquid crystalline polyacetylenes. In this new invention, the new side-chain liquid crystalline polymers (SCLCPs) thus manufactured possess the rigid polyacetylene backbones. They demonstrate that the rigid polymer backbone in a properly designed SCLCP system can play an active role in promoting and maintaining the molecular orientations induced by the simple mechanical perturbations.
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