Gallery 3 -- Optical photomicrographs from 35mm slides

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DMI ref. omg038     Image title: Vanillin | 40.58


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Vanillin (4-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzaldehyde) occurs naturally in the Vanilla plant which belongs to the family Orchidaceae, native to tropical American forests. It is also readily sythesized and widely used as a flavoring agent.

Polarized light, 1/4-wave plate.