March 26, 2020

Crystal Growth from Organic Molecules

A drug that helped suppress HIV/AIDS had to be pulled from the shelves after it was found to contain two versions of the same molecule: one active and one that didn’t work. When a crystal is grown, it can sometimes grow in more than one physical way – this is called polymorphism, and this is difficult to detect without electron microscope technology.

Read how a team from the Bernal Institute in Limerick have been the first to visualise crystal nucleation and growth of flufenamic acid. I interviewed the lead scientist and the article appeared on DENSsolutions.

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