Journal article

Synthesis and photoinduced anisotropy of polymers containing nunchaku-like unit with an azobenzene and a mesogen

L Wang, Y Zhang, C Zhan, Y You, H Zhang, J Ma, Z Xiong, X Liu, R Wei

Polymers | MDPI AG | Published : 2019

Abstract

© 2019 by the authors. A series of polymers containing nunchaku-like unit with an azo chromophore and a mesogen group was successfully prepared and photoinduced anisotropy of the obtained polymers was minutely investigated. Firstly, monomers containing nunchaku-like unit with an azo chromophore and a mesogen group linked by flexible group were synthesized. The structure of the monomers was confirmed via NMR COSY spectra. Subsequently, the obtained monomers were polymerized into corresponding polymers through RAFT polymerization. The prepared polymer samples were characterized through NMR, FTIR, gel permeation chromatography (GPC), and UV-vis testing while the thermal properties of the sample..

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Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by China Postdoctoral Science Foundation


Awarded by National Postdoctoral Program for Innovative Talents