Induction of Ferroelectricity in Polymeric Systems through Hydrogen Bonding

Uday Kumar, Jean M.J. Fréchet*, Takashi Kato, Seiji Ujiie, Kazuyoshi Timura

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Achiral polysiloxanes with para‐alkoxybenzoic acid side chains can bind many molecules of an optically active trans‐stilbazole with hydrogen bonds. The resulting, self‐assembling system 1 has ferroelectric properties which can be regulated by the number of stilbazole units per polymer molecule and the length of the (CH2)n spacer. (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1531-1533
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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