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Laser Raman studies on compounds 7.O4O.7 and 7.O5O.7

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Laser Raman studies on two compounds of the α,-bis(4-alkylanilinebenzylidene -4′-oxy)alkane series were carried out in the spectral regions 1140-1220 and 1550-1650 cm−1 as a function of temperature. Compounds 7.O4O.7 and 7.O5O.7, exhibit SmA and SmF phases. The structural differences between these liquid crystal dimers, having either an odd or an even number of carbon atoms in the spacer, are remarkably existent in the room temperature Raman spectra. The results are rationalized on the basis of the tendency of these compounds to exhibit bent shapes, and how this manifests in the odd-even effect at the molecular level assuming a semi-rigid core region of the dimeric molecule. It is found that the behaviour of the odd spacer dimer (7.O5O.7) agrees with the molecular model, whereas the even spacer dimer (7.O4O.7) behaves in a similar fashion to monomeric compounds such as the nO.m. compounds. In both cases, dynamic changes around the C=N bond have a profound effect both on the molecular shape in the different phases and on phase behaviour.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Physics NEHU Shillong 793 022 India

Publication date: 01 August 2003

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