Some nice crystals obtained from a small scale crystallization experiment during the purification of ortho-vanillin. 

Ortho-Vanillin (2-Hydroxy-3-methoxybenzaldehyde) is an isomer, vanillin. The “ortho-” prefix refers the to position of the compound’s hydroxyl moiety, which is found in the para-position in vanillin. Unlike its better-known analogue, o-vanillin does not have the characteristic and intense odor of vanilla, but it also has a “sweet” odor, and if it gets on skin, it will leave yellow marks. 


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