An overview of recent studies on the analysis of pharmaceutical polymorphs

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Pharmaceutical solids are well known to be able to exist in different solid-state forms and there are a wide variety of solid-state analytical techniques available to characterize pharmaceutical solids and solid-state transformations. In this review, the commonly used solid-state analytical techniques, the type of information collected, and advantages and disadvantages of each technique are discussed, with the focus on their application in solid-state characterization and monitoring solid-state transformations, such as amorphization, crystallization, hydrate formation/dehydration and cocrystal formation. The information gathered from recent literature is compiled in various tables to aid the reader to get a quick overall picture about what type of phenomena have recently been studied and which analytical technique(s) have been used.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)618-44
Number of pages27
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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