The amorphization of crystalline active ingredients may be necessary because of the polymorphism of the active substance, the poor water-solubility of the drug material, difficult processing in the crystalline form and the taking out of a patent for a new (amorphous) form. This article introduces protocols for amorphization, which use methods traditionally applied in pharmaceutical technology. The protocols involve three possible routes: solvent methods, hot-melt technologies and milling procedures. With this presentation, the authors suggest help for practising experts to find the correct amorphization method.
|Translated title of the contribution||Amorphization in pharmaceutical technology|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Acta pharmaceutica Hungarica|
|Publication status||Published - May 14 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmaceutical Science