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Journal of Applied Solution Chemistry and Modeling

Anisotropic Fluid Phase Formed by Ionic Liquid-Crystalline Materials with Ammonium Ions

Pages 23-27

Shiori Tomitaka, Jinzhi Wu, Masanori Nata and Seiji Ujiie

DOI: https://doi.org/10.6000/1929-5030.2017.06.01.2

Published: 02 March 2017


Abstract: Ionic liquid-crystalline materials (ILCMs) with ammonium ions were synthesized. Their thermal and orientational properties were studied by polarizing microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The ILCMs formed the smectic A phase on heating and cooling. A focal conic fan texture was observed in the phase. In addition, the ILCMs spontaneously formed a perpendicular alignment in the smectic A phase. The XRD patterns of the ILCMs consisted of sharp reflections in the small-angle region and broad band in the wide-angle region in the smectic A phase.

Keywords: Anisotropic Fluid, Ionic Liquid Crystal, Thermal Stability, X-ray diffraction.

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