(136f) Crystal Engineering Applications of COSMO-RS
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 2:15pm to 2:36pm
Although COSMO-RS originally is a liquid phase thermodynamic theory, there are meanwhile many applications which are of relevance for crystal engineering and drug development in general. In addition to solubility prediction and the screening for suitable solvents, a rather recent application is the computational screening of cocrystal forming compounds (coformers).
Here, interactions within the cocrystal are approximated by assuming a hypothetical subcooled stoichiometric mixture of API and coformer. The resulting mixing enthalpy is a highly useful quantity giving the propensity of that mixture to form a cocrystal.
Hence it is now possible to efficiently pre-select from thousands of potential coformers in order to focus experimentally only on the most promising candidates for co-crystallization.
A concise overview of this approach will be given including its strengths and weaknesses with a subsequent illustration of the latest COSMO-RS applications in the field of crystal engineering such as the prediction of solvates. Another potential area of interest is the discovery of co-amorphous materials by means of COSMO-RS which has been reported recently. A further straight-forward application of COSMO-RS is the computational exploration of ternary phase diagrams for API, coformer and solvent or solvent mixtures.
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