rigid chain

The rod-like chain of an MCPLC (@MT06869@) with direct links between the @MT06858@ for which the persistence length is at least comparable with the contour length and much greater than the diameter.
PAC, 2002, 74, 493. (Definitions of basic terms relating to polymer liquid crystals (IUPAC Recommendations 2001)) on page 505 [Terms] [Paper]