|Title||THE CONFORMATION OF 2,2’-DITHIOPHENE IN NEMATIC SOLVENTS DETERMINED BY H-1-NMR|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1991|
|Authors||Beek, LC ter, Zimmerman, DS, Burnell, EE|
|Type of Article||Article|
|Keywords||2, 2’-BITHIENYL, BARRIER, LIQUID-CRYSTALS, MOLECULES, orientational order, PHASE, SIZE, SOLUTES|
In this paper we report a determination of the structure 2,2’-dithiophene dissolved in different nematic liquid crystal solvents. The H-1-NMR spectra of this molecule dissolved in a 55% Merck ZLI 1132/45% N-(4-ethoxybenzylidene)-4’-n-butylaniline (w/w) mixture are recorded at 300 and 304 K and are analysed. The dipolar coupling constants obtained are used to show that the solute molecule exists in both the s-cis and the s-trans conformations. The s-trans conformer is planar and the absolute value of the dihedral angle-PHI between the two thiophene ring planes for the s-cis conformer is found to be (24 +/- 1)degrees. Using the same method of analysis we reinterpreted two additional independent sets of published dipolar coupling constants from H-1-NMR spectra of 2,2’-dithiophene dissolved in Merck Phase IV at room temperature and in 80% N-(4-ethoxybenzylidene)-4’-n-butylaniline/20% O-carbobutoxy-4-oxybenzoic acid ethoxy phenyl ester at 301 K. These additional studies yield the same results for the structure of 2,2’-dithiophene. We also estimate that in each of the three nematic solvents (61 +/- 3)% of the solute 2,2’-dithiophene exists in the s-trans state.
|URL||<Go to ISI>://A1991GY08500007|