Application of liquid crystals to slide-ring gels

Takao Nakajima, Jun Araki, Masatoshi Kidowaki, Toshiyuki Kataoka, Kohzo Ito

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The slide-ring gels formed by crosslinking of polyrotaxane (PR) have sliding crosslinks, and show good properties in tensibility and strength. On the other hand, liquid crystalline gels are hybrid materials having both properties of gels and liquid crystals. In this study, biphenyl-substituted polyrotaxane was synthesized in order to make liquid crystalline slide-ring gels. The results of NMR spectrum showed biphenyls were introduced to α-CDs of PR. These modified PRs gelated by crosslinking in dimethyl sulfoxide.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules - Yamagata, Japan
Duration: 2005 Sept 202005 Sept 22


Conference54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules


  • Gel
  • Liquid crystal
  • Slide-ring gel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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