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Investigating the Role of Molecular Interactions in Polymorphism of Mefenamic Acid in Ethyl Acetate Solution

Siti Kholijah, Abdul Mudalip and M. R., Abu Bakar and Fatmawati, Adam and Parveen, Jamal and Z., Alam (2015) Investigating the Role of Molecular Interactions in Polymorphism of Mefenamic Acid in Ethyl Acetate Solution. In: 228th Symposium Of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (SOMCHE 2015), 21-22 October 2015 , Putrajaya. pp. 1-10.. (Unpublished)

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Mefenamic acid, a widely used nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and analgesic agent, is one of the active pharmaceutical ingredients that exhibit polymorphisms. This study reports a combined experimental and molecular dynamics simulation study of mefenamic acid crystallisation in ethyl acetate. The solid-state characterization of the polymorph produced using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), XRay powder diffractometer (XPRD), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) analysis show the characteristic of Form I. The molecular dynamics simulation was performed using COMPASS force field available in the Material Studio 5.5 simulation package. The simulation was run with a time step of 1 fs for a period of 250 ps and 2000 ps simulation in NVE (constant number of atoms, volume and energy) and NPT (constant number of atoms, pressure and temperature) thermodynamic ensemble, respectively for equilibration. The trajectory files from the simulation were analysed for radial distribution function (RDF) to investigate the intermolecular interactions or specifically hydrogen bonding formation between the molecules. The result of the simulation showed strong solute-solute and solute-solvent interactions, which is O1MA•••H15MA and O1EA•••H15MA. These findings revealed the presence of hydrogen bonds that contributes to the solvation and formation of hydrogen motif in polymorphic Form I of mefenamic acid during crystallisation process with ethyl acetate as a solvent.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Crystallisation, COMPASS, Hydrogen bonding, Molecular dynamics simulation
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2015 06:37
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2018 03:02
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