Synthesis and structure confirmation of the impurity in crude roflumilast product

Synthesis and structure confirmation of the impurity in crude roflumilast product An impurity was detected in the roflumilast product which was supposed to be N-(3,5-dichloropyridin-4-yl)-4-difluoromethoxy-3-methoxybenzamide. To further verify the impurity structure, this compound was synthesized from 4-difluoromethoxy-3-hydroxybenzaldehyde through O-alkylation, oxidation, chlorination, and amidation reaction and characterized by 1H NMR, 13C NMR, and HPLC–MS. Comparison of the HPLC–MS spectrum of the impurity and the synthesized compound confirmed that they were the same compound. The generation of the impurity was found to be attributed to acetone and iodine in the O-alkylation system. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research on Chemical Intermediates Springer Journals

Synthesis and structure confirmation of the impurity in crude roflumilast product

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Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 by Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Subject
Chemistry; Catalysis; Physical Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry
ISSN
0922-6168
eISSN
1568-5675
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11164-013-1187-z
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Abstract

An impurity was detected in the roflumilast product which was supposed to be N-(3,5-dichloropyridin-4-yl)-4-difluoromethoxy-3-methoxybenzamide. To further verify the impurity structure, this compound was synthesized from 4-difluoromethoxy-3-hydroxybenzaldehyde through O-alkylation, oxidation, chlorination, and amidation reaction and characterized by 1H NMR, 13C NMR, and HPLC–MS. Comparison of the HPLC–MS spectrum of the impurity and the synthesized compound confirmed that they were the same compound. The generation of the impurity was found to be attributed to acetone and iodine in the O-alkylation system.

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Research on Chemical IntermediatesSpringer Journals

Published: Apr 12, 2013

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