The rod-like chain of an MCPLC
(main-chain polymer liquid crystal
with direct links between the mesogenic groups
for which the
persistence length is at least comparable with the contour length and
much greater than the diameter.
PAC, 2002, 74, 493
(Definitions of basic terms relating to polymer liquid crystals(IUPAC Recommendations
on page 505
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