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A hydrogen-bonded LC polymer was prepared by photopolymerization of an LC blend composed of 4-(6-acryloyloxyhexyloxy)benzoic acid (A60BA) and 4-hexyloxy-4'-cyanobiphenyl (60CB), containing small amounts of an inhibitor and photoinitiator, at two different temperatures in an isotropic phase. To elucidate the factors determining the morphology of the obtained polymer (poly(A60BA)), we chose two irradiation temperatures: one in the LC temperature range of the polymer, the other in the isotropic range. We investigated structures of the polymers by optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. SEM images showed that the film obtained at the lower temperature consisted of randomly extended fibers having a diameter of ca. 1.0 mu m and some branches, whereas the film prepared at the higher temperature was composed of polymer particles with a diameter ca. 1.5 mu m. By comparing these results with those of an earlier experiment in which we obtained macroscopically oriented LC fibers by photopolyrnerization under the LC phase of the blend, we infer the following; (i) the presence of an LC phase in the resulting polymer itself during photopolymerization is necessary for it to form fibrous morphology and (ii) the LC ordering field present prior to photopolyrnerization is not indispensable for the fibrous morphology but it is for the macroscopic orientation and reduction of the branches in the fibers. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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- DOI : 10.1016/j.polymer.2005.08.068
- ISSN : 0032-3861
- CiNii Articles ID : 80017505239
- Web of Science ID : WOS:000232893700093