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Patent: 5,886,184

Summary for Patent: 5,886,184

Title: Finasteride processes
Abstract:Disclosed is a new process for producing finasteride which involves reacting the magnesium halide salt of 17.beta.-carboalkoxy-4-aza-5.alpha.-androst-1-en-3-one with t-butylamino magnesium halide, present in at least a 2:1 molar ratio to the ester, formed from t-butyl amine and an aliphatic/aryl magnesium halide at ambient temperature in an inert organic solvent under an inert atmosphere followed by heating and recovering the product finasteride. Also disclosed are two polymorphic crystalline Forms I and II of finasteride, and methods of their production.
Inventor(s): Dolling; Ulf H. (Westfield, NJ), McCauley; James A. (Belle Mead, NJ), Varsolona; Richard J. (Scotch Plains, NJ)
Assignee: Merck & Co., Inc. (Rahway, NJ)
Application Number:08/824,426
Patent Claim Types:
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Compound; Process;
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International Patent Family for Patent: 5,886,184

Country Document Number Publication Date
South Africa9308620Aug 04, 1994
WIPO (PCT)9411387May 26, 1994
United States5468860Nov 21, 1995
United States5652365Jul 29, 1997
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