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Polymorphism: In the Pharmaceutical Industry

Polymorphism: In the Pharmaceutical Industry

Rolf Hilfiker (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-60772-3 August 2006 433 Pages




Edited by one of the leading experts in the field, this handbook emphasizes why solid-state issues are important, which approaches should be taken to avoid problems and exploit the opportunities offered by solid state properties in the pharmaceutical and agricultural industries.
With its practical approach, this is at once a guideline for development chemists just entering the field as well as a high-quality source of reference material for specialists in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry, structural chemists, physicochemists, crystallographers, inorganic chemists, and patent departments.
Relevance of Solid-state Properties for Pharmaceutical Products
Thermodynamics of Polymorphs
Characterization of Polymorphic Systems using Thermal Analysis
Solid-state NMR Spectroscopy
Vibrational Spectroscopic Methods in Pharmaceutical Solid-state Characterization
Crystallography for Polymorphs
Light Microscopy
The Importance of Solvates
Physical Characterization of Hygroscopicity in Pharmaceutical Solids
The Amorphous State
Approaches to Polymorphism Screening
Salt Selection
Processing-induced Phase Transformations and their Implications on Pharmaceutical Product Quality
Polymorphism and Patents from A Chemist's Point of View
Scientific Considerations of Pharmaceutical Solid Polymorphism in Regulatory Applications
"...the book should be warmly welcomed and widely read. I shall frequently want to refer to it myself, and it will be particularly valuable to students learning about the subject. The latter advantage is especially important, given that most undergraduate courses in chemistry seem to ignore polymorphism, in spite of the fact that it is a ubiquitous phenomenon and is of critical industrial importance. The text of the book is generally clearly written and the illustrations are very helpful. The index is useful and the table of contents is very clearly set out. I recommend the book to a wide range of readership in the pharmaceutical industry and in academia - indeed, to all chemists interested in the characterization of solid organic compounds."
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