Haemin is a porphyrin chelate of iron, derived from red blood cells; the chloride of haem.
The Polish anatomist Ludwik Karol Teichmann-Stawiarski discovered haemin crystals in blood in 1853. The method is as follows:
• Acetic acid was added to dried blood.
• The solution was dried at a temperature of 25-62.5 degrees Celsius.
• Upon observation through a microscope, rhombic crystals of haemin
Below is a photomicrograph of haemin crystals:
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Below is a portrait of Ludwik Karol Teichmann-Stawiarski:
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- https://www.jstor.org/stable/25803677?seq=1#metadata_info_tab%20_contents, pages 395-397.