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[*] posted on 24-11-2008 at 09:35
"platelets from water"?


Does the term, "platelets from water" mean something will crystallize from water? Or is it a term to describe a type of crystal that will from when a substance is crystallized? Oddly, it is not a term I have come across before in relation to chemicals. Anyone have a good definition of this term?


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[*] posted on 24-11-2008 at 09:44


It would be helpful if you write the context of such expression. However, it may be related to the crystallization of any substance in water as a solvent.
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[*] posted on 24-11-2008 at 10:21


I came across it as an entry in the merck catalog, under properties. It lists, "platelets from water"?


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[*] posted on 24-11-2008 at 10:47


Great.
It means what I stated before. :)
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[*] posted on 24-11-2008 at 11:01


I saw this somewhere before - in the context of a flat hexagonal plate-like crystal structure you obtain when you recrystalize from water.



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[*] posted on 24-11-2008 at 18:24


Yup - you should have compared with a few other entries. You're seeing crystal form and the solvent used, for some compounds there will be several entries of differing crystal form and solvents.
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[*] posted on 25-11-2008 at 14:45


This would have been good one for the short questions thread. To the question, I would have answered, "yes."



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