1.Physicochemical and crystallographic evidence for polymorphism of the racemic ethyl (2-chloromethyl-2,3-dihydro-5H-oxazolo [3, 2-a]pyrimidin-5-one)-6-carboxylate.
Chaimbault C1, Bosc JJ, Leger JM, Negrier P, Capelle F, Jarry C. J Pharm Sci. 2000 Nov;89(11):1496-504.
The various crystalline forms of an original bicyclic compound [ethyl (2-chloromethyl-2,3-dihydro-5H-oxazolo[3, 2-a]pyrimidin-5-one)-6-carboxylate); EOC] have been obtained and characterized by powder and single-crystal X-ray diffraction, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), and infrared (IR) and Raman spectroscopy. At 4 degrees C in methanol, a monoclinic racemate (form II) crystallized from the racemic mixture, whereas at 20 degrees C, an orthorhombic racemate (form I) was isolated in trichloroethylene. By increasing the temperature, a solid-solid transition from the stable form II to the stable form I was observed with a Guinier-Simon camera. A I --> II transformation was observed at ambient temperature by DSC.