A new series of aromatic polyesters was prepared from bis(4-carboxy-2-methoxyphenoxy)alkanes and various aromatic diols such as hydroquinone, 4,4'-biphenol and bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)terephthalate; they were characterized especially for liquid crystalline properties. When the diol employed is hydroquinone and the alkylene spacer is hexa- or decamethylene, the polymer is not liquid crystalline. In contrast, the longer diols resulted in thermotropic compositions. Introduction of methoxy groups into the mesogenic units appeared to reduce the axial ratio of mesogenic groups, which caused depression in glass transition temperature, melting point and isotropization temperature of the polymers. Methoxy groups were also found to reduce the crystallizing tendency of polymers, probably due to their hindrance of chain and molecular packing in the solid.
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Effect of methoxy substituent on mesophase-forming capacity of main-chain aromatic polyesters having polymethylene spacers / Jung-II Jin* and Chung-Seock Kang // Polymer. – 1993. – Vol 34. – P. 2407-2412.