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Details for Patent: 7,754,733

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Details for Patent: 7,754,733

Title:Crystalline topotecan hydrochloride product and process for making the same
Abstract: Disclosed is a novel crystalline form of topotecan monohydrochloride pentahydrate, which is a pentahydrate of 10-[(dimethylamino)methyl]4-ethyl-4,9-dihydroxy-1H-pyrano[3',4':6,7]indol- izino[1,2-b]quinoline-3,14(4H, 12H)dione monohydrochloride, corresponding pharmaceutical compositions, methods preparation and/or use thereof to treat anti-viral and/or cancer related diseases.
Inventor(s): Dell'orco; Philip C. (King of Prussia, PA), Diederich; Ann Marie (King of Prussia, PA), Su; Qiaogong (King of Prussia, PA), Wood; Jeffery Lee (King of Prussia, PA)
Assignee: GlaxoSmithKline LLC (Philadelphia, PA)
Filing Date:Nov 12, 2004
Application Number:10/578,660
Claims:1. A topotecan monohydrochloride pentahydrate product having an X-ray powder diffraction pattern that is substantially the same as FIG. 1.

2. A topotecan monohydrochloride pentahydrate product having an inverse second derivative FT-IR spectrum for the spectral region of 1800 cm.sup.-1-1500 cm.sup.-1 that is substantially the same as FIG. 3.

3. The product according to claim 1, wherein the product has a water content range between from about .gtoreq.10% w/w % to about .ltoreq.17 w/w %.

4. The product according to claim 1, wherein the product has a water content in a range of about 10.5 wt % to about 16.5 wt %.

5. The topotecan monohydrochloride pentahydrate product having an X-ray diffraction pattern that is substantially the same as FIG. 1, wherein the product is prepared by a process comprising the steps of: [a] forming an aqueous organic solvent mixture containing topotecan monohydrochloride, wherein the organic solvent of the aqueous organic solvent mixture is selected from the group consisting of acetone and tetrahydrofuran, and wherein the ratio of organic solvent to aqueous solvent in the aqueous organic solvent mixture is from about 1.5:1 to about 3:1; [b] recrystallizing the topotecan monohydrochloride from the aqueous organic solvent mixture to precipitate the topotecan monohydrochloride pentahydrate product; and [c] collecting, by filtration, the topotecan monohydrochloride pentahydrate product.

6. The product according to claim 5, wherein the aqueous organic solvent mixture comprises an aqueous mineral acid solution.

7. The product according to claim 5, wherein the aqueous mineral acid solution is a 0.05 N aqueous hydrochloric acid solution.

8. The product according to claim 5, wherein the aqueous organic solvent mixture comprises a mixture of acetone and a 0.05 N aqueous hydrochloric acid solution.

9. The product according to claim 5, wherein process step [b] comprises recrystallizing the topotecan monohydrochloride from the aqueous organic solvent mixture which comprises acetone and 0.05 N aqueous hydrochloric acid, wherein the v/v ratio of acetone to aqueous hydrochloric acid is about 2:1.

10. The product according to claim 5, prepared by a process further comprising the steps of: first dissolving topotecan monohydrochloride in a heated aqueous organic solvent solution mixture; crystallizing or recrystallizing the topotecan monohydrochloride pentahydrate from the heated solution by cooling the solution; and filtering the resulting recrystallized topotecan monohydrochloride pentahydrate product and drying.

11. The product according to claim 10, wherein the heated aqueous organic solvent solution mixture is a mixture of acetone and 0.05 N aqueous hydrochloric acid heated to a temperature of about 58.degree. C. and the v/v ratio of acetone to aqueous hydrochloric acid is about 2:1.

12. The product according to claim 10, wherein the heated solution is cooled at a rate of about 0.1.degree. C./min to about 1.degree. C./min.

13. The product according to claim 10, wherein the heated solution is cooled at a rate of about 0.25.degree. C./min.

14. The product according to claim 10, wherein, in the crystallization or recrystallization process, the solution is cooled to a temperature of about room temperature to about 0.degree. C.

15. A topotecan monohydrochloride pentahydrate product having an X-ray diffraction pattern that is substantially the same as FIG. 1, wherein the product is prepared by a process comprising the steps of: [a] forming an aqueous organic solvent mixture containing topotecan monohydrochloride, wherein the aqueous solvent of the aqueous organic solvent mixture is an aqueous mineral acid solution, the organic solvent of the aqueous organic solvent mixture is selected from the group consisting of acetone and tetrahydrofuran, and wherein the v/v ratio of organic solvent to aqueous solvent is about 8:1; [b] slurrying the topotecan monohydrochloride with the aqueous organic solvent mixture to form the topotecan monohydrochloride pentahydrate product; and [c] collecting, by filtration, the topotecan monohydrochloride pentahydrate product.

16. The product according to claim 15, wherein the aqueous organic solvent mixture comprises a 0.05 N aqueous hydrochloric acid solution.

17. A process for preparing the product according to claim 1 comprising the steps of: [a] forming an aqueous organic solvent mixture containing topotecan monohydrochloride, wherein the organic solvent of the aqueous organic solvent mixture is selected from the group consisting of acetone and tetrahydrofuran; [b] recrystallizing the topotecan monohydrochloride from the aqueous organic solvent mixture to precipitate the topotecan monohydrochloride pentahydrate product; and [c] collecting, by filtration, the topotecan monohydrochloride pentahydrate product.

18. The process according to claim 17, wherein the aqueous organic solvent mixture comprises an aqueous mineral acid solution.

19. The process according to claim 18, wherein the aqueous mineral acid solution is a 0.05 N aqueous hydrochloric acid solution.

20. The process according to claim 17, wherein the aqueous organic solvent mixture comprises a mixture of acetone and a 0.05 N aqueous hydrochloric acid solution.

21. The process according to claim 17, wherein step [b] comprises recrystallizing the topotecan monohydrochloride from the aqueous organic solvent mixture which comprises acetone and 0.05 N aqueous hydrochloric acid, wherein the v/v ratio of acetone to aqueous hydrochloric acid is about 2:1.

22. The process according to claim 17, further comprising: first dissolving topotecan monohydrochloride in a heated aqueous organic solvent solution mixture; crystallizing or recrystallizing the topotecan monohydrochloride pentahydrate from the heated solution by cooling the solution; and filtering the resulting recrystallized topotecan monohydrochloride pentahydrate product and drying.

23. The process according to claim 22, wherein the heated aqueous organic solvent solution mixture is a mixture of acetone and 0.05 N aqueous hydrochloric acid heated to a temperature of about 58.degree. C. and the v/v ratio of acetone to aqueous hydrochloric acid is about 2:1.

24. The process according to claim 22, wherein the cooling rate is in the range of about 0.1.degree. C./min to about 1.degree. C./min.

25. The process according to claim 22, wherein, in the crystallization or recrystallization process, the solution is cooled to a temperature of about room temperature to about 0.degree. C.

26. A process for preparing the product according to claim 1 comprising the steps of: [a] forming an aqueous organic solvent mixture containing topotecan monohydrochloride, wherein the aqueous solvent of the aqueous organic solvent mixture is an aqueous mineral acid solution, the organic solvent of the aqueous organic solvent mixture is selected from the group consisting of acetone and tetrahydrofuran, and wherein the v/v ratio of organic solvent to aqueous solvent is about 8:1 [b] slurrying the topotecan monohydrochloride with the aqueous organic solvent mixture to form the topotecan monohydrochloride pentahydrate product; and [c] collecting, by filtration, the topotecan monohydrochloride pentahydrate product.

27. The process according to claim 26, wherein the aqueous organic solvent mixture comprises a mixture of acetone and a 0.05 N aqueous hydrochloric acid solution.
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