Synthesis and characterization of smectic polymorphism in higher homologues of N-(p-n-alkoxybenzylidene)-p-n-(alkylanilines)

Venkata G.K.M. Pisipati*, A. K. George, Ch Srinivasu, P. N. Murty

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Higher homologues of N-(p-n-alkoxybenzylidene)-p-n-alkylanilines (nO.m) compounds with n = 15 and 18 and m =4 to 10, 12, 14, and 16 have been synthesized and the smectic polymesomorphism is studied. The transition temperatures were obtained both from thermal polarizing microscopy and differential scanning calorimetry. The compounds exhibit a smectic-F phase from the isotropic melt, their amount increasing with the number of the alkoxy chain. This implies that with the alkoxy chain number the manifestation of smectic-F occurs with shorter alkyl chain. The phase variants were confirmed with miscibility studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-108
Number of pages6
JournalZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section A Journal of Physical Sciences
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • Miscibility Studies
  • Phase Diagrams
  • Smectic Polymorphism
  • Smectic-F
  • nO.m Compounds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematical Physics
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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