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Aminobenzoic Acid (Anthranilic Acid)

Once thought to be a vitamin, ortho-aminobenzoic acid is more commonly known as anthranilic acid. The cadmium salt has seen limited use in veterinary medicine as an asaricide in swine. When recrystallized from the melt, anthranilic acid will slowly crystallize, forming beautiful dendritic needle-like crystals. The time-lapse movie was made using a modified version of the Intel Play QX3 microscope equipped for polarized light illumination with a full-wave (first order) retardation plate.

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