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Liquid Crystalline Polymers

The International Workshop on Liquid Crystalline Polymers (LCPs) held in June 1993 in Italy attracted many of the leading researchers in this area of polymer science. The meeting provided a forum for the exchange of research and ideas on current developments and future research and applications of liquid crystalline polymers.

This volume consists of a selection of the best papers presented at the meeting covering synthesis and characterization, liquid crystalline thermosets, rheology, blends and composites containing LCPs and transport properties.

Audience
For polymer chemists and materials scientists in universities and industry, interested in current and future directions of experimentation and applications of LCPs.

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Published: February 1994

Imprint: Pergamon

ISBN: 978-0-08-042149-0

Reviews

  • This book provides a good source of current information in this rapidly evolving field.
    Subhash Makhija, Polymer News, 1994


    The book will interest both liquid crystal and polymer specialists wishing to learn how their specialisms may mutually interest and possibly lead to further uses for self-organizing polymeric materials.
    G.W. Gray, Polymer International, April 1995

Contents

  • Preface. Liquid Crystalline Polymers: Synthesis and Characterization. Liquid-crystalline properties of comb-like polymers prepared by homo and copolymerization with styrene of liposaccharidic monomers (B. Gallot). Synthesis and characterization of a series of new liquid crystalline copolyesters containing biphenyl-ester sulfone (Y. Ni et al.). Molecular structure refinement of a main-chain thermotropic polyester containing a 2-Phenyl-Benzoxazole unit by means of the fiber whole-pattern method (R. Centore, P. Iannelli). Characterization of cooperative dynamics of liquid crystalline polyesters by dielectric relaxation analysis (M. Mucha). Acid-base characteristics of some thermotropic liquid crystal polymers (U. Panzer, H.P. Schreiber). Synthesis and properties of block copolymers with polystyrene and liquid crystalline polyester blocks (M.C. Bignozzi et al.). Liquid Crystalline Thermosets. Liquid crystalline epoxy resins (C. Carfagna et al.). Molecular composites from liquid crystalline polymers and liquid crystalline thermosets (B.C. Benicewicz et al.). Rheology of Liquid Crystalline Polymers. Stability analysis and of Polymeric liquid crystal in shearing flow and texture formation (A. Holz et al.). LCP defect dynamics in shear flows (G. Marrucci, P.L. Maffettone). Rheological properties of Poly-p-phenyleneterephthalamide/H2SO4 solutions (D.G. Baird et al.). Shear flows of LC polymers: reanalysis of some literature data within a new theoretical framework (C.R. Leal et al.). Theory of the shear rate dependence of viscosity and normal stress differences in nematic LC polymers (A.F. Martins). Blends and Composites Containing Liquid Crystalline Polymers. Micro-composites by in-situ formation of LCP (N. Ogata). Thermotropic unidirectional CF/LCP - composites and related processing methods (E. Suokas et al.). Ethyl-cyanoethyl cellulose/polyacrylic acid composites with cholesteric order (Y. Huang, S.H. Jiang). Effect of viscosity ratio and blending conditions on the morphology of LCP/PP blends (M.T. Heino et al.). Influence of mixing conditions on the morphology and on the dynamic-mechanical behaviour of the PET/Rodrun 3000 system (L. Incarnato et al.). Transport Properties of Liquid Crystalline Polymers. Gas transport in liquid crystalline polymers (D.H. Weinkauf, D.R. Paul). The influence of thermal annealing on organic vapor sorption and transport in a nematogenic copolyester (G.R. Cantrell et al.). Author Index. Subject Index.

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