A layered polymorph of rare earth hydroxides.

Chemical communications (Cambridge, England)

PubMedID: 23722997

Lee BI, Jeong H, Bae JS, Byeon SH. A layered polymorph of rare earth hydroxides. Chem Commun (Camb). 2013;49(54):6051-3.
A layered polymorph series of rare earth hydroxides has been developed by the conversion of RE2(OH)5Cl·mH2O to RE(OH)3·nH2O (RE = rare earths) with a typical layered structure with interlayer water molecules. A temperature-induced phase transition from the layered polymorph to its hexagonal form is completed at approximately 300 °C.