Hiroki Hayashi, Hiromasa Goto, Preparation of Polythiophene Films Showing Optical Activity by Electrochemical Polymerisation in Cholesteric Liquid Crystal Containing Coumarine, ILCPA Volume 46, International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy (Volume 46)
    We carried out electrochemical polymerisation in a cholesteric liquid crystal electrolyte solution. The polymer film prepared in the cholesteric liquid crystal showed chiropticality even though its monomer is an achiral. The surface morphology of the polymer was observed with polarising optical microscopy. Optical and electric properties were examined by UV-vis optical absorption, circular dichroism spectroscopy, and cyclic voltammetry.
    Chiral Inducer, Coumarine, Electrochemical Polymerisation, Liquid Crystal