3-Iodo-2-propynyl-N-butylcarbamate (IPBC) is an iodinated antimicrobial product used globally as a preservative, fungicide, and algaecide. IPBC is difficult to obtain in pure form as well as to handle in industrial products because it tends to be sticky and clumpy. Here, we describe the preparation of four pharmaceutical cocrystals involving IPBC. The obtained cocrystals have been characterized by X-ray diffraction, solution and solid-state NMR, IR, and DSC analyses. In all the described cases the halogen bond (XB) is the key interaction responsible for the self-assembly of the pharmaceutical cocrystals thanks to the involvement of the 1-iodoalkyne moiety of IPBC, which functions as a very reliable XB-donor, with both neutral and anionic XB-acceptors. Most of the obtained cocrystals have improved properties with respect to the source API, in terms, e.g., of thermal stability. The cocrystal involving the GRAS excipient CaCl2 has superior powder flow characteristics compared to the pure IPBC, representing a promising solution to the handling issues related to the manufacturing of products containing IPBC. © 2013 American Chemical Society.

Halogen Bonding and Pharmaceutical Cocrystals: The Case of a Widely Used Preservative

BALDRIGHI, MICHELE;CAVALLO, GABRIELLA;METRANGOLO, PIERANGELO;RESNATI, GIUSEPPE;TERRANEO, GIANCARLO
2013-01-01

Abstract

3-Iodo-2-propynyl-N-butylcarbamate (IPBC) is an iodinated antimicrobial product used globally as a preservative, fungicide, and algaecide. IPBC is difficult to obtain in pure form as well as to handle in industrial products because it tends to be sticky and clumpy. Here, we describe the preparation of four pharmaceutical cocrystals involving IPBC. The obtained cocrystals have been characterized by X-ray diffraction, solution and solid-state NMR, IR, and DSC analyses. In all the described cases the halogen bond (XB) is the key interaction responsible for the self-assembly of the pharmaceutical cocrystals thanks to the involvement of the 1-iodoalkyne moiety of IPBC, which functions as a very reliable XB-donor, with both neutral and anionic XB-acceptors. Most of the obtained cocrystals have improved properties with respect to the source API, in terms, e.g., of thermal stability. The cocrystal involving the GRAS excipient CaCl2 has superior powder flow characteristics compared to the pure IPBC, representing a promising solution to the handling issues related to the manufacturing of products containing IPBC. © 2013 American Chemical Society.
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