Investigation of series of binary mixtures

Yanqing Tian, Yingying Zhao, Xinyi Tang, Ximin Huang

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A series of liquid crystalline binary polymer blends consisting of poly{6-[4-(4-N,N-dimethyl amino phenyl imino) phenyl] hexyl acrylate}(P1) with a dimethylamino group as an electron donor and poly{6-[4-(4-nitro phenylazo)phenoxy] hexyl acrylate}(P2) with a nitro group as an electron acceptor was prepared and investigated by using DSC, optical polarized microscopy and X-ray diffraction. The binary mixtures of their model compounds 4-hexyloxy-4′-nitro-azobenzene (MA) and 4-hexyloxybenzylidene-4′-(N,N-dimethylamino)-aniline (MD) were also prepared and investigated. The results show that these binary mixtures have good miscibility and exhibit broader mesophase ranges than that of the individual acceptor and donor, which are considered to be caused by the interactions between the electron donor and acceptor groups. For example, the isotropic temperature of the 1:1 polymer blend is 441.5K, which is 48K higher than the calculated value (394K) based on the composition without any interaction, while its melting point (316.8K) is 28K lower than the calculated value (345K). And for the 1:1 mixture of MA with MD, the isotropic temperamre(125.3°C) was 20°C higher than the calculated value and the melting point (86.3°C) was 19°C lower than the calculated value.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsM Tykarska, R Dabrowski, J Zielinski
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventLiquid Crystals: Chemistry and Structure - Zakopane, Poland
Duration: Mar 3 1997Mar 8 1997


OtherLiquid Crystals: Chemistry and Structure


  • Binary mixtures
  • Liquid crystals
  • Synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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