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Course, academic year 2021/2022
Chemistry and Physics of Solid Pharmaceuticals - N108022
Title: Chemie a fyzika pevných léčiv
Guaranteed by: Department of Solid State Chemistry (108)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2021 to 2021
Semester: both
Points: 3
E-Credits: 3
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Is provided by: B108005
For type:  
Note: you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Kratochvíl Bohumil prof. RNDr. DSc.
Is interchangeable with: B108005
Annotation -
Last update: Kratochvíl Bohumil prof. RNDr. DSc. (13.02.2018)
The course is focused on acquiring knowledge of chemistry and physics of solid pharmaceutical substances. Emphasis is placed on the study of the internal structure of substances (molecular and crystal) and the resulting macroscopic properties (solubility, dissolution rate, stability, degradation). The phenomena of polymorphism of pharmaceutical substances and processes of crystallization and dissolution are discussed in detail. Attention is paid to chemical and physical types of pharmaceutical substances (anhydrates, salts, hydrates, co-crystals) and their crystalline and amorphous forms. Last but not least, the focus is on the degradation products produced in pharmaceutical substances during production and during storage.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Kratochvíl Bohumil prof. RNDr. DSc. (13.02.2018)

Students will gain knowledge about:

internal structure of pharmaceutical substances (crystalline and molecular)

they will learn to orient themselves in the processes of crystallization and dissolution of pharmaceutical substances

will be able to apply and categorize the phenomenon of polymorphism in pharmacies

to orient among solid forms of pharmaceutical substances (anhydrate, hydrates, salts, co-crystals and amorphous)

to estimate possible degradation processes that occur in solid pharmaceutical substances

Literature -
Last update: Kratochvíl Bohumil prof. RNDr. DSc. (13.02.2018)

R:Hilfiker R.(Ed.), Polymorphism in the Pharmaceutical Industry, Wiley-VCH Verlag, Weinheim, Germany, 2006, 9783527311460

Learning resources -
Last update: Kratochvíl Bohumil prof. RNDr. DSc. (13.02.2018)

lectures for the course:

Syllabus -
Last update: Kratochvíl Bohumil prof. RNDr. DSc. (13.02.2018)

1. API Selection Criteria for Solid Drug Forms

2. Crystal structure

3. Molecular Crystal

4. Crystallization

5. Solubility and dissolution

6. Shape and particle size

7. Polymorphism

7. Anhydrates, hydrates, salts, co-crystals

8. Amorphous and semicrystalline forms

9. Physical (polymorphic) transformations, examples

10.Chemical degradation in solid phase

11.Oxidation, hydrolysis, dehydration, dehalogenation, decarboxylation, deamidation, denitrogenation


13.Polymerization, cyclization, epimerization, isomerization


Registration requirements -
Last update: Kratochvíl Bohumil prof. RNDr. DSc. (13.02.2018)

Organic chemistry I, II

Fundamentals of Pharmacology

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0.5 14
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1.5 42
3 / 3 84 / 84
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Oral examination 100