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Jablonkai E.,Budapest University of Technology and Economics | Henyecz R.,Budapest University of Technology and Economics | Milen M.,Budapest University of Technology and Economics | Koti J.,API Research and Development | Keglevich G.,Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Tetrahedron | Year: 2014

A few phosphinic acids, such as phenylphosphinic acids, 1-hydroxy-3-phospholene 1-oxides and 1-hydroxyphospholane oxides are esterified with simple alcohols in the presence of propylphosphonic anhydride (T3P®). If 1.1 equiv of the T3P® reagent is used, the esterifications are fast and efficient at 25° C. In the case of more reactive models it was enough to apply 0.66 equiv of T3P® at 85°C under microwave conditions. The amidation of 1-hydroxy-3-methyl-3-phospholene oxide could also be accomplished under similar conditions. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source


Hada V.,API Research and Development | Hada V.,API Research and Development Spectroscopic Research | Dubrovay Z.,API Research and Development | Dubrovay Z.,API Research and Development Spectroscopic Research | And 5 more authors.
Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis | Year: 2013

In the course of developing a new, improved process at Gedeon Richter for the production of the "bisindole" alkaloids vinblastine (VLB) and vincristine (VCR), some novel VLB/VCR-related trace impurities were detected by analytical HPLC at the production site. Repeated attempts to isolate and purify these unknown impurities by preparative liquid chromatography yielded small amounts of materials whose main components were the unknown impurities, but were still contaminated with other VLB/VCR-related compounds. In spite of these difficulties, by using a combination of high-resolution (LC-)MS/MS and off-line 1D and 2D ultra high-field NMR techniques and leaning on the relevant spectroscopic data for VLB and VCR as discussed in Part 1 [1], we could unambiguously solve the structures of, and could give a complete spectral characterization for, the trace impurities. Among these, although "cyclo-VCR" (impurity-2), "[VCR]-C(16)-COOEt" (impurity-4) and "[VLB]-C(16)-COOEt" (impurity-5) are known synthetic VLB/VCR-derivatives, and "[VLB]-C(14')-OH(α)" is a known natural alkaloid (leurocolombine), they are new VLB/VCR impurities, and "[VCR]-N(4')-C(21')-iminium-salt" (impurity-3) is also a new chemical structure which provides direct proof of a hypothetic metabolic pathway of VLB/VCR. The structure determination of impurity-4 and impurity-5, and the rationalization of their origin was a particularly challenging task: since VCR is produced by the oxidation of VLB, it may be assumed that [VCR]-C(16)-COOEt (impurity-4) originates from the oxidization of [VLB]-C(16)-COOEt (impurity-5). This is consistent with the finding that [VLB]-C(16)-COOEt (impurity-5) could be detected by LC-MS/MS in the raw VLB samples in similar amounts as [VCR]-C(16)-COOEt (impurity-4) in the final VCR product. Our investigations indicate that [VLB]-C(16)-COOEt (impurity-5) does not form directly from VLB during extraction or chromatographic separation, suggesting that it may be a new natural product. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. Source


Dubrovay Z.,API Research and Development | Dubrovay Z.,API Research and Development Spectroscopic Research | Hada V.,API Research and Development | Hada V.,API Research and Development Spectroscopic Research | And 3 more authors.
Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis | Year: 2013

In the course of exploring the possibilities of developing a new, improved process at Gedeon Richter for the production of the "bisindole" alkaloids vinblastine (VLB) and vincristine (VCR), some novel VLB/VCR-related trace impurities were detected by analytical HPLC. Following isolation by preparative HPLC, a combination of 1D and 2D ultra high-field NMR and high-resolution (HR) (LC-)MS/MS studies allowed the structural identification and complete spectral characterization of several hitherto unpublished VLB/VCR-analogue impurities. Since the impurities could not be isolated in entirely pure forms and were available only in minute, mass-limited quantities, accessing the spectral information needed for their ab initio structure determination was met with various practical difficulties. Successful structure determination therefore relied heavily on the availability and use of detailed and definitive spectral data for both VLB and VCR. In particular, the utilization of detailed 1H, 13C, and 15N NMR assignments as well as 1H-1H, 1H-13C and 1H-15N spin-spin connectivities pertaining to different solvents for VLB/VCR base and sulphate salt was required. Although NMR studies on VLB base and other bisindoles were reported earlier in the literature, an NMR characterization of VLB and VCR under the above-mentioned circumstances and using ultra-high field instrumentation is either scarcely available or entirely lacking, therefore the necessary data had to be obtained in-house. Likewise, a modern tandem HR-ESI-MS/MSn fragmentation study of VLB and VCR has not been published yet. In the present paper we therefore give a thorough NMR and MS characterization of VLB and VCR specifically with a view to filling this void and to provide sufficiently extensive and solid reference data for the structural investigation of the aforementioned VLB/VCR impurities. Besides being scientifically relevant in its own right, the disclosed data should be useful for anyone interested in VLB/VCR-related molecules at a structural level. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. Source


Beni Z.,API Research and Development | Orgovanyi J.,API Research and Development | Koti J.,API Research and Development | Santa C.,API Research and Development | And 3 more authors.
Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis | Year: 2014

Herein we discuss the structure elucidation of an unknown peak detected by HPLC in the active pharmaceutical ingredient ulipristal acetate during analytical method development. An extensive chromatographic, MS and NMR spectroscopic study gave the surprising result that the detected component is the natural-abundance mono-deuterium isotopologue of the API. To the best of our knowledge this is the first example where such a mono-deuterium isotopologue could be resolved from its mother component by HPLC and structurally fully characterized by NMR and MS. The reason for this separation could be rationalized in terms of some special structural features of the molecule. © 2014 Elsevier B.V. Source

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