X-Ray Diffraction Studies on Alicyclic Saturated Discotic Liquid Crystals
The discotic liquid crystalline phase of a new class of disc-like molecules (hexa-O-alkanoylscyllo- inositoles) is studied by small angle X-ray scattering, DSC and optical observations. Comparison of these three methods allows the determination of the structural arrangement. X-ray film exposures of oriented samples clearly demonstrate the hexagonal columnar ordered type of mesophases. A simple model calculation shows that the alkyl chains of neighbouring columns interpenetrate each other to a small extent.
Published in: Zeitschrift für Naturforschung A, 10.1515/zna-1987-0619, De Gruyter