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Structure and cleavage of monosodium urate monohydrate crystals
- Molloy, Rachael G. E., Sun, Weihao, Chen, Jialu, Zhou, Wuzong
- Chemical communications 2019 v.55 no.15 pp. 2178-2181
- acidity, blood, chemical compounds, crystals, gout, pH, peeling, polymerization, sonication
- 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  direction by sonication.