Accession Number : ADA322777

Title :   Liquid Crystalline Polymers.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV CLEVELAND OH DEPT OF MACROMOLECULAR SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Percec, Virgil

PDF Url : ADA322777

Report Date : 01 SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : This research produced the first quantitative approach to the elucidation of the structure-properties relationship in the field of side chain liquid crystalline polymers via a molecular engineering approach. The elucidation of the mechanisms required for the formation of nematic, smectic, various chiral smectic, reentrant nematic and other phases in conventional end-on and in side-on side chain liquid crystalline polymers was approached via a combination of living polymerization reactions for the first time. This approach generated the first: molecular understanding molecular engineering technological applications concept from this field (see attached Scheme 1). The knowledges generated from this program were applied to the field of functional liquid crystalline polymers. The results of this research were published in 74 refereed publication, reviewed in 11 book chapter published by invitation and 285 invited lectures.

Descriptors :   *POLYMERIZATION, *LIQUID CRYSTALS, MOLECULAR STRUCTURE.

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Crystallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE