Thermal analysis of three azomonoether dyes, exhibiting liquid-crystalline properties, was performed in dynamic air atmosphere.
Thermal stability studies and the evaluation of the kinetic parameters of each physical or chemical transformations are essential
for a full characterization, before attempting accurate thin films’ depositions of such materials used in non-linear optical
applications. New synthesized dyes with general formula:
where R is a nematogenic group: CN, CF3 or a highly polarizable group: NO2 were investigated using TG, DTG, DTA and DSC techniques, under non-isothermal regime. The evolved gases were analyzed by
FTIR spectroscopy. The activation energies of the first decomposition step were evaluated for each compound, the obtained
results revealing complex mechanisms.