Different types of organic doublet radicals have been investigated in isotropic, nematic, and smectic phases of liquid crystals by performing electron nuclear double resonance (ENDOR), general TRIPLE and special TRIPLE experiments. For this purpose phenalenyls (perinaphthenyls), galvinoxyl, tetra-<i>tert.</i>-butylcarbazolyl, and bis(biphenylenyl)propenyl radicals have been chosen including some partially deuterated and <sup>13</sup>C-labeled compounds. Anisotropic hyperfine interactions and deuterium quadrupole couplings could be determined. Smectic A phases have proved to be advantageous as compared to nematic phases in these studies. Detailed information about the orientation of the radicals within the liquid-crystalline solvent and about the conformations of the radicals could be obtained.

PDF Article

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
Login to access OSA Member Subscription