Volume 88 Issue 24 | p. 38 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 14, 2010

Ultrasensitive Crystal Probe

Optical method detects early onset of nucleation and crystallization of chiral compounds
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Analytical SCENE
Keywords: nonlinear imaging, crystal growth

A novel laser-based method can detect nucleation and onset of crystallization of chiral compounds up to 100 million times more sensitively than conventional detection methods, according to researchers at Purdue University who developed the technique (Anal. Chem., DOI: 10.1021/ac100564f). The procedure provides an exceptionally sensitive way to probe nucleation and growth kinetics at the earliest stages of crystal . . .

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