Layer-by-layer evolution and a hysteretic single-crystal to single-crystal transformation cycle of a flexible pillared-layer open framework

Xiao-Feng Wang, Yu Wang, Yue-Biao Zhang, Wei Xue, Jie-Peng Zhang,* Xiao-Ming Chen
Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 133-135

Two hypothetical crystal-growth intermediates of a new pillared-layer framework have been isolated. The seemingly rigid pillared-layer framework also undergoes temperature-induced, time-dependent, hysteretic framework distortion.