Design of potentially photorefractive liquid crystalline materials: Derivatives of 3,6-disubstituted carbazole

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The incorporation of photorefractive molecular units, such as carbazole, into anisotropic materials (liquid crystals) may offer many advantages over conventional electrical poling of photorefractive polymers. Thus, a series of symmetric 3,6-disubstituted carbazole derivatives with a bent molecular shape have been synthesized and characterized. The influence of the nature of the symmetric substituents on the carbazole is investigated through comparison of crystal packing and electrostatic potentials.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1443-1450
Number of pages8
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2005