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Directing self-assembly in macromolecular systems: Hydrogen bonding in ordered polymers

C.-Y. Chao1 / X. Li1 / C. K. Ober1

1Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Citation Information: Pure and Applied Chemistry. Volume 76, Issue 7-8, Pages 1337–1343, ISSN (Online) 1365-3075, ISSN (Print) 0033-4545, DOI: 10.1351/pac200476071337, January 2009

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Published Online:
2009-01-01

Hydrogen-bonded side-chain liquid-crystalline block copolymers (SCLCBCPs) containing block segments with proton donors were combined with functionalized mesogenic pendent groups. Studies of a wide range of mesogen and polymer combinations were carried out to study the relationship between morphology and mesophase behavior. The thermal behaviors of the resulting self-assembled microstructures were also examined. A model of the assembly process leading to mesogenic group organization corresponding to different compositions was proposed.

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