Bifurcated-tail chiral fluorinated organosiloxane liquid crystalline materials

W. Michael Zoghaib*, Carlo Carboni, Jokha Al-Rawahi, Fatma Al-Rubaiei, Haitham Al-Bulushi, Maryam Al-Aufi, Marwa Al-Harrasi, Shirin Al-Kalbani, Abir Al-Kiyumi

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The synthesis and characterization of a series of chiral fluorinated low molar mass (bifurcated tail) organosiloxane materials is presented. The mesogenic moiety is similar to that in the TSiKN65F mesogen reported by Naciri et al., which displays a de Vries-type SA * phase. The one parameter varied across the series reported herein is the length of the alkyl chain linking the mesogen moiety to the bifurcated siloxane tail.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-123
Number of pages10
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 12 2016


  • bifurcated siloxane tail
  • chiral
  • de-Vries phase
  • organosiloxane
  • smectic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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