Novel liquid crystal materials whose molecular structures consist of disc-like 1,3,5-triazine unit as a central core and three rod-like azobenzenes as the peripheral arms unit has been prepared and characterized by spectroscopic methods, and X-ray diffraction. The Series of compounds were
prepared by nucleophilic addition of the primary amino nucleophile to 1,3,5-triazine electrophilic ring via alkyl spacers in presence of potassium carbonate as hydrochloride acceptor. Differencial scanning calorimetry (DSC), polarizing optical microscopy and x-ray diffraction confirmed Smectic mesophase textures of the materials. Increase in the polymethylene spacer length influence the
thermal and phase stability of the compounds studied.