Accession Number : ADP007455

Title :   Photoactive Liquid Crystalline Polymers as Multifunctional Materials,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI HATTIESBURG DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Creed, David ; Griffin, Anselm C. ; Hoyle, Charles E. ; Venkataram, Krishnan

Report Date : FEB 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : UV-VIS spectral comparison with model compounds and isolation of the major product from preparative photolysis of one of the models has been used to show that the predominant photochemical reactions in the solid state of an aryl cinnamate polymer are 2+2 cycloaddition and photo-Fries rearrangement.

Descriptors :   *POLYMERS, COMPARISON, ISOLATION, MODELS, PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS, PHOTOLYSIS, SOLIDS, LIQUID CRYSTALS, PHOTOACTIVATION ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE