Liquid crystal aligning capabilities on a novel photo-crosslinkable polyitaconimide containing three kinds of substituents

Jeoung Yeon Hwang, Whee Won Lee, Dae Shik Seo, Myon Kil Choi, Dong Hack Suh

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In this paper, we synthesized a new photo-crosslinkable polyitaconimide containing cinnamoyl moiety by radical polymerization. Also, the nematic liquid crystal (NLC) alignment capabilities on these photopolymer surfaces were studied. Good LC alignment with UV exposure on the polyitaconimide surfaces can be obtained. A homogenous alignment using UV exposure on the polyitaconimide with 1-carbon chain cinnamoyl group and 4-carbon chain cinnamoyl group can be obtained. However, a homeotropic alignment using UV exposure was observed on polyitaconimide with 6-carbon chain cinnamoyl. The LC aligning ability on the polyitaconimide depends on the side chain length of photopolymer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-150
Number of pages8
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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