Improving mechanical properties of crystalline solids by cocrystal formation: New compressible forms of paracetamol

Shyam Karki, Tomislav Friščić, Laszlo Fabian, Peter R. Laity, Graeme M. Day, William Jones

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Poor mechanical properties of paracetamol are improved through the strategy of cocrystal formation. Mechanochemical screening by liquid-assisted grinding generated four cocrystals of paracetamol that readily form tablets by direct compression. Computational studies reveal the mechanical properties can be related to structural features, before all the formation of hydrogen-bonded layers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3905-3909
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number38-39
Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2009

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