Twisted aspirin crystals

Xiaoyan Cui, Andrew L. Rohl, Alexander Shtukenberg, Bart Kahr

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Banded spherulites of aspirin have been crystallized from the melt in the presence of salicylic acid either generated from aspirin decomposition or added deliberately (2.6-35.9 mol %). Scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction analysis, and optical polarimetry show that the spherulites are composed of helicoidal crystallites twisted along the âŸ̈010âŸ

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3395-3398
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number9
StatePublished - Mar 6 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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