Photochemistry of a side-chain substituted liquid crystalline polymer having the 4,4′-dialkoxystilbene chromophore

Alline M. Somlai, David Creed, Forrest A. Landis, Shivkumar Mahadevan, Charles E. Hoyle, Anselm C. Griffin

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The trans-cis photoisomerization and 2+2 photocycloaddition of 4,4′-dialkoxystilbenes are studied. The stilbene chromophore of liquid crystalline polymer is aggregated both in solution and in spin cast thin film state. Irradiation of >300 nm lead to film crosslinking and ultraviolet-vis changes consistent with 2+2 photodimerization of the chromophores.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)371-372
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2000
EventThe San Francisco Meeting - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Mar 26 2000Mar 31 2000


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics

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