Structure and cleavage of monosodium urate monohydrate crystals

Rachael Molloy, Weihao Sun, Jialu Chen, Wuzong Zhou

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The structural study of monosodium urate monohydrate, as the principal component in gout stones, reveals that a simple and biocompatible way to breakdown the crystals into polymerised molecules at pH of 7.4 (the acidity of normal human blood) is to peel off them along the [001] direction by sonication.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
VolumeIn press
Early online date17 Jan 2019
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 17 Jan 2019


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