The effect of introducing lateral substituents in liquid crystalline poly[(trimethylene)terephthaloyl-bis-4- oxybenzoate] has been analysed. The 2,2-dimethyl derivative has been synthesized and has shown liquid crystalline behaviour. The temperature for the crystal-liquid crystal transition and the mesophase-isotropic transition have been considerably lowered with respect to the unsubstituted polymer. Such transitions have been characterized by X-ray, differential scanning calorimetry and optical microscopy and analysed as a function of the thermal treatment.
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Effect of branched alkyl spacers in liquid crystalline poly[2,2-dimethyl(trimethylene)terephthaloyl-bis-4-oxybenzoate] / J. Lorente, C. Marco, M. A. Gbmez and J. G. Fatou* // Polymer. – 1992. – Vol 33. – P. 202-205.