15 September 1995 Synthesis and optical properties of an oligothiophene-based liquid crystal
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We report on the synthesis and characterization of an asymmetrically substituted oligothiophene, 2-cyano-5-octylquarterthiophene (CN-4T-Oct), which is shown below. The preliminary work to characterize this molecule indicates that it exhibits a complex liquid crystalline behavior which may lead to the ability to modulate the optical and electrical properties as a function of molecular order. Solution based electrochemical and optical characterization indicates that this material is readily doped to form electronic states required for charge carrier formation and modulation of the optical properties.
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Charles Baker, Scott F. Timmons, "Synthesis and optical properties of an oligothiophene-based liquid crystal", Proc. SPIE 2528, Optical and Photonic Applications of Electroactive and Conducting Polymers, (15 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.219556; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.219556
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