IUPAC > Gold Book > alphabetical index > L > liquid-crystalline polymer
icon

IndexesDownload


liquid-crystalline polymer

Also contains definition of: liquid crystal polymer

Polymeric material that, under suitable conditions of temperature, pressure, and concentration, exists as a liquid-crystalline mesophase.
Notes:
  1. See also: liquid crystal.
  2. A liquid-crystalline polymer can exhibit one or more liquid state(s) with one- or two-dimensional, long-range orientational order over certain ranges of temperatures either in the melt (thermotropic liquid-crystalline polymer) or in solution (lyotropic liquid-crystalline polymer).
Source:
PAC, 2004, 76, 889 (Definitions of terms relating to reactions of polymers and to functional polymeric materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2003)) on page 900
Interactive Link Maps
First LevelSecond LevelThird Level
GraphGraphGraph
Cite as:
IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: http://goldbook.iupac.org (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8. doi:10.1351/goldbook.
Last update: 2014-02-24; version: 2.3.3.
DOI of this term: doi:10.1351/goldbook.LT07176.
Original PDF version: http://www.iupac.org/goldbook/LT07176.pdf. The PDF version is out of date and is provided for reference purposes only. For some entries, the PDF version may be unavailable.
Current PDF version | Version for print | History of this term
picture