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Title: Synthesis, structural analysis and solvatochromic behaviour of 4,6-bis (4-butoxyphenyl)-2-methoxynicotinonitrile mesogen
Authors: Ahipa, T.N.
Kumar, V.
Adhikari, A.V.
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: Liquid Crystals, 2013, Vol.40, 1, pp.31-38
Abstract: In this communication, we report the synthesis and characterisation of a new luminescent liquid crystalline material, 4,6-bis (4-butoxyphenyl)-2-methoxynicotinonitrile (3). We have confirmed its structure by Fourier transform infrared and 1H nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, elemental analysis and X-ray single crystal diffraction studies. The newly synthesised compound crystallises in a monoclinic system with the space group C2/c and its cell parameters are found to be a = 25.181(4) , b = 15.651(4) , c = 12.703(19) , V = 4880.4 (16) , Z = 8. The results indicate that the presence of weak CH... O and CH... N hydrogen bonding as short-range intermolecular interactions are responsible for the formation of its crystal assembly. The measured torsion angle shows the existence of a distorted structure for the molecule wherein 4-butoxyphenylene ring substituent at the fourth position of the central pyridine ring forms a torsion angle ?[C(4), C(3), C(10), C(19)] of 40.55 . Its liquid crystalline behaviour was investigated with the aid of polarised optical microscopy and differential scanning calorimetry. The study reveals that the compound displays a broad nematic phase in the range of 78-112 C. Further, solution phase optical studies indicate that it is a blue light emitter in different non-polar and polar organic solvents at a concentration of 10-5M. 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
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