Development of novel chiral dopants to be used in ferroelectric liquid crystal system

Zohra N. Kayani, Robert A. Lewis, Shahzad Naseem

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The study of chiral dopant and its application in liquid crystal system is one of the largest area of research in fluids leading to technological application in the field of display devices. Chiral dopant when mixed with achiral host mixture forms ferroelectric liquid crystal to be used in surface stabilised liquid crystal devices. 4-(pentyl, heptyl, nonyl)-2, 3 difluoro terphenyl nitriles and (S)-(-)-1-cyno-2-methylbutyl-4-pentyl-difluoroterphenyl- 4′-carboxylate were synthesised and mixed with achiral host mixture HM1 with the percentage of 3 and 7. Ferroelectric properties of synthesised FLC 1 were studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-88
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Molecular Liquids
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Achiral host mixture
  • Chiral dopant
  • Difluoro terphenyl nitriles
  • Ferroelectric liquid crystal

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