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Structure and cleavage of monosodium urate monohydrate crystals

Author:
Molloy, Rachael G. E., Sun, Weihao, Chen, Jialu, Zhou, Wuzong
Source:
Chemical communications 2019 v.55 no.15 pp. 2178-2181
ISSN:
1364-548X
Subject:
acidity, blood, chemical compounds, crystals, gout, pH, peeling, polymerization, sonication
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.
Agid:
6310373