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.
A liquid-@C01432@ 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-@C01432@) or in solution (lyotropic liquid-@C01432@).
See also: liquid crystal
PAC, 2004, 76, 889. 'Definitions of terms relating to reactions of polymers and to functional polymeric materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2003)' on page 900 (