Liquid crystalline aromatic polyesters

Young Wan Kwon, Dong Hoon Choi, Jung Il Jin

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Linear aromatic polyesters are representative examples of thermotropic liquid crystalline polymers (TLCPs), which have been the subject of many researches. This article reviews the structure-LC properties relationship in wholly aromatic TLCPs mostly based on the results obtained for the past quarter of a century. Especially, this review deals with the structural details of aromatic polyester TLCPs that influence the liquid crystalline and thermal properties. In the last part of this article the liquid crystalline properties of combined type and hyperbranched polyester also are discussed. Introduction to various synthetic methods are included in the last section.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)523-535
Number of pages13
JournalPolymer (Korea)
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Nov
Externally publishedYes


  • Aromatic polyester
  • Combined type
  • Hyperbranched
  • Liquid crystal
  • Synthetic method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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