The synthesis and characterization of the rod-coil oligomer consisting of a molecular rod and a poly(ethylene oxide) with degree of polymerization of 12 (5) are presented. The rod-coil oligomer 5 shows a crystalline phase with microphase segregation. However, the complexation of the rod-coil oligomer 5 with LiCF3SO3 induces a thermotiopic smectic liquid crystalline phase. In aqueous solution, the rod-coil oligomer 5 shows various lyotropic mesophases such as lamellar, cubic and cylindrical micellar mesophases, depending on the oligomer concentration. These results characterized by differential scanning calorimetry and optical polarized microscopy are described.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Polymers and Plastics
- Materials Chemistry