Pressurization effects on the polymorphic forms of famotidine

Zoltán Német, Béla Hegedus, Csaba Szántay, Janisz Sztatisz, György Pokol

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The effects of high static pressure on the polymorphic modifications A and B of famotidine were examined by differential scanning calorimetry, infrared and Raman spectroscopy, and X-ray powder diffractometry. The obtained effects appeared to differ significantly depending on whether they were monitored by DSC or any of the other above techniques. In particular, DSC measurements tend to deceptively amplify a tendency of the pure modification B to turn into the more stable form A under pressurization, while the spectroscopic methods and XRPD exhibit no essential change in the crystal structure of the metastable form B. The apparent morphological transformation in the pressed samples stems from the nature of the DSC method itself.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-41
Number of pages7
JournalThermochimica Acta
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - jún. 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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