Liquid crystalline features of optically active poly(methylene-l,3- cyclopentane)

Naofumi Naga, Hajime Shimura, Masato Sone

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Poly(methylene-1,3-cyclopentane) (PMCP), which is composed with alternating linkage of methylene and 1,3-cyclopentane unit, was synthesized by cyclization polymerization of 1,5-hexadiene (HD) with various metallocene catalysts. The optically active PMCP samples were prepared by cyclization polymerization of HD with an optically active zirconocene catalyst, [(+)-(S,S)-ethylene-1,2- bis(n5-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1-indenyl)- 1,1'-bi-2-naphtholate], combined with methylaluminoxane (MAO) as a cocatalyst in the presence of triethylaluminum (A1Et3) as a chain transfer reagent to control the molecular weight in toluene at room temperature. The PMCP samples obtained with the optically active zirconocene catalyst show optical rotation in chloroform solution. The MnS of the PMCP samples were measured by gel-permeation chromatography and relatively calibrated with standard polystyrene samples. The birefringent texture of PMCP with relatively high molecular weight showed the fingerprint texture indicating cholesteric liquid crystal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7631-7633
Number of pages3
JournalMacromolecules
Volume42
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct 27

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Cyclopentanes
Cyclization
Crystalline materials
Catalysts
Liquids
Textures
Molecular weight
Polymerization
Optical rotation
Cholesteric liquid crystals
Polystyrenes
Toluene
Gel permeation chromatography
Chloroform
Chlorine compounds
Ethylene
Temperature
1,5-hexadiene
Zirconocene dichloride

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  • Inorganic Chemistry

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Liquid crystalline features of optically active poly(methylene-l,3- cyclopentane). / Naga, Naofumi; Shimura, Hajime; Sone, Masato.

In: Macromolecules, Vol. 42, No. 20, 27.10.2009, p. 7631-7633.

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Naga, Naofumi ; Shimura, Hajime ; Sone, Masato. / Liquid crystalline features of optically active poly(methylene-l,3- cyclopentane). In: Macromolecules. 2009 ; Vol. 42, No. 20. pp. 7631-7633.
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