Publications (4)3.66 Total impact
Article: Pendant triazole ring assisted mesogen containing side chain liquid crystalline polymethacrylates: Synthesis and characterization[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Two series of click chemistry assisted alkoxymethyl-1H-[1,2,3]-triazol-1-yl containing side-chain liquid-crystalline polymethacrylates were synthesized by free radical polymerization technique. Mesogen was linked to backbone through various spacer units. Monomers and polymers were characterized by FT-IR, 1H and 13C-NMR spectral techniques. Thermal stability of polymers was confirmed by thermogravimetric analysis. Mesomorphic property and phase transition temperature of polymers were analysed by differential scanning calorimetry and polarized optical microscopy. Phase transition temperature and mesomorphic property of polymers with respect to insertion of polar alkoxy group on terminal triazole ring and spacer length between backbone and mesogen were investigated. Polymers exhibited grainy like textures under polarized optical microscopy. Spacer length between mesogen and backbone alters phase transition temperature of the polymers. Graphical AbstractTwo series of click chemistry assisted alkoxymethyl-1H-[1, 2, 3]-triazol-1-yl containing side-chain liquid-crystalline polymethacrylates were synthesized by free radical polymerization technique. KeywordsClick chemistry–triazole–mesogen–liquid crystal polymers–polymethacrylatesJournal of Chemical Sciences 04/2012; 123(1):81-89. · 1.18 Impact Factor
Article: Dual-mode optical switching property of copolymers containing pendant nitro and cyano substituted azobenzenes and fulgimide units[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Homo/co-poly(decyloxymethacrylate)s containing thermally reversible nitro and cyano substituted azobenzenes and thermally irreversible fulgimide units in the pendant respectively were synthesized by free radical addition polymerization method and investigated their photochromic property. The dual-mode optical switching property of copolymers F-co-N and F-co-C was investigated and revealed C-form of fulgimide in F-co-N altered the electron withdrawing nature of nitro group in the terminal azobenzene. The UV exposed films of F-co-N and F-co-C were annealed around their Tg and found that thermally reversible cis-form of azobenzene isomerized to trans-form and thermally irreversible C-form of fulgimide unaltered. Both photochromic units in the resultant film were converted into planar configurations with good fluorescence property.Polymer Degradation and Stability.
Article: Hydrogen-bond induced side-chain liquid crystalline polymers based on nicotinic acid derivatives[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Supramolecular side-chain liquid crystalline poly(acrylate)s have been prepared by self-assembly of H-bond donor and acceptor complexes through intermolecular complementary hydrogen bond formation. Poly[4-(m-acryloyloxyalkyloxy)benzoic acid]s [m = 6 (P1) and 8 (P2)] were employed as polymer components. Liquid crystalline nicotinic acid derivatives (C1, C2, C3, and C4) were used as complementary H-bond donor/acceptor counterparts. The liquid crystalline properties of the nicotinic acid derivatives, the polymers and their complexes were investigated by DSC and POM. Methylene spacers present at the terminal position of the nicotinic acid derivatives played a key role in mesophase arrangements. The columnar phase exhibited by the nicotinic acid derivatives completely disappeared in the H-bonded complexes to afford a nematic phase, thereby substantiating the complex formation.Reactive and Functional Polymers 70(4):217-222. · 2.48 Impact Factor
Article: Analysis of active damping in composite laminate cylindrical shells of revolution with skewed PVDF sensors/actuators[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Active damping in a FRP composite cylindrical shell with collocated piezoelectric sensors/actuators is studied. The electrode on the sensors/actuators are spatially shaped to reduce spillover between circumferential modes. A three noded, isoparametric, semianalytical finite element is developed and used to model the cylindrical shell. The element is based on a mixed piezoelectric shell theory which makes a single layer assumption for the displacements and a layerwise assumption for the electric potential. The effects of location of patch of collocated piezoelectric sensors/actuators, percentage length of the shell covered with these patches, fiber angle of the laminae in the composite laminate, stacking sequence of laminae in a laminate and skew angle of the sensor/actuator piezoelectric material, on the system damping for various modes is studied.Composite Structures.