Generated: May 24, 2017
|Abstract:||Non-hygroscopic, azithromycin (9-deoxo-9a-aza-9a-methyl-9a-homoerythromycin) dihydrate and a process therefor.|
|Inventor(s):||Allen; Douglas J. M. (New London, CT), Nepveux; Kevin M. (Old Saybrook, CT)|
|Assignee:||Pfizer Inc. (New York, NY)|
1. Crystalline azithromycin dihydrate.
2. A method of preparing crystalline azithromycin dihydrate which comprises crystallization of amorphous azithromycin or azithromycin monohydrate from a mixture of tetrahydrofuran and a (C.sub.5 -C.sub.7) aliphatic hydrocarbon in the presence of at least 2 molar equivalents of water.
3. A method of claim 2 wherein the hydrocarbon is hexane.