The micrometric morphology of anhydrous β-guanine crystals is adequately designed by various organisms for their specific optical properties. We successfully controlled the morphology of an anhydrous β-guanine crystal through the transformation of an amorphous intermediate consisting of guanine sodium salt under aqueous conditions. Biomimetic platy and columnar guanine crystals were selectively produced from the amorphous intermediate by changing the crystallization conditions.
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