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Structure and cleavage of monosodium urate monohydrate crystals

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Abstract

The structural study of monosodium urate monohydrate, as the principal component in gout stones, reveals that a simple and biocompatible way to break down the crystals into polymerised molecules at pH 7.4 (the acidity of normal human blood) is to peel them off along the [001] direction by sonication.

Graphical abstract: Structure and cleavage of monosodium urate monohydrate crystals

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Submitted
19 Dec 2018
Accepted
17 Jan 2019
First published
17 Jan 2019

Chem. Commun., 2019,55, 2178-2181
Article type
Communication

Structure and cleavage of monosodium urate monohydrate crystals

R. G. E. Molloy, W. Sun, J. Chen and W. Zhou, Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 2178
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC10050K

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