Chemistry Letters
Online ISSN : 1348-0715
Print ISSN : 0366-7022
ISSN-L : 0366-7022
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Phase Destruction upon Photopolymerization of Cholesteric Liquid Crystal Blue Phases with Mono- and Diacrylate Constituents
Hiroyuki YoshidaTakuya IsomuraAkihiko FujiiMasanori Ozaki
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2008 Volume 37 Issue 12 Pages 1242-1243

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We report an anomalous destruction of cholesteric blue phases I and II upon photopolymerizing a liquid crystal mixture composed of mono- and diacrylate monomers. The platelet texture characteristic of the blue phase collapsed when the sample was irradiated by a weak UV light source, while usual freezing of both blue phases I and II was obtained upon photopolymerization by a stronger light source. The phase destruction seems to be reflecting the robustness of the cubic lattice structure against external purterbations.

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© 2008 The Chemical Society of Japan
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