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Chiral induction in liquid crystals with dopants derived from 1-phenyl-2-aminoalcohols

: Kuschel, F.; Hartmann, L.; Bauer, M.; Weissflog, W.


Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals 588 (2014), No.1, pp.51-60
ISSN: 0026-8941
ISSN: 1542-1406
Journal Article
Fraunhofer PYCO ()

New chiral additives derived from 1-phenyl-2-aminoalcohols have been prepared and tested. Especially ephedrine and pseudoephedrine as chiral auxiliaries with two asymmetric C atoms offer functional groups of divergent reactivity. Dopants prepared by acylation with promesogenic agents can be used in various electro-optic devices. A specific utilization concerns bistable cholesteric liquid crystal displays with stacked double layer construction in order to enhance the luminance of reflected light. Further, the solubility in nematic mixtures, the long term phase behavior, the dopant's impact on textures and phase behavior, the electro-optic response and the photostability of cholesteric mixtures have been investigated.