Starting from natural molecules, for example l-menthol and amino acids, a series of 2(5H)-furanone liquid-crystal compounds were designed, and synthesized by esterification of N-[5-menthoxy-2(5H)-furanonyl] amino acids with biphenyl-4-ol or biphenyl-4,4′-diol in the presence of dehydrating agents. The structures of all the novel compounds were confirmed by FTIR, 1H NMR, and mass spectroscopy, and by elemental analysis. The liquid-crystal properties of the target compounds were characterized by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and polarization optical microscopy (POM). The DSC and XRD results showed that some compounds containing short alkyl chains or with the phenyl far from the amino in the amino acid unit formed a mesomorphic phase. Products obtained from biphenyl-4,4′-diol were more likely to form a mesomorphic phase. However, POM revealed no optical texture. These investigations provide, for the first time, a basis for application of 2(5H)-furanones in liquid crystals by combination of different functional units, including biphenyl, l-menthol, and amino acids.
Research on Chemical Intermediates – Springer Journals
Published: Jul 21, 2012
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera