X-Ray Diffraction Unit
Dr. Jordi Benet-Buchholz
Dr. Eduardo Escudero
Dr. Marta Martínez
In the following charts you can see the evolution of the Unit in terms of samples managed in both techniques, single crystal and powder diffraction:
Single Crystal and Power Diffraction
In 2019, the Unit was involved in Neutron Diffraction Measurements at the ILL in Grenoble.
A proposal for the measurement of pharmaceutical co-crystals using Neutron diffraction at the ILL, was granted. The measurement should be performed in 2020. This project aims to explore hydrogen bonds in co-crystal and salt interactions of pharmaceutical salts/co-crystals formed by two APIs, which were crystallized with the CO2 laser at the X-ray Diffraction Unit.
The expertise of the X-ray Diffraction Unit preparing highly sensitive samples was successfully applied in 2019 for different samples prepared by ICIQ researchers.
On June 26th 2019 the X-ray Diffraction Unit organized the Meeting of X-ray Diffraction Technicians and X-ray Diffraction Unit Managers. On June 27th the X-ray Diffraction Unit organized the Workshop: Beyond Standard Diffraction and Crystallization Techniques with several invited speakers.
Talk “Chirality in Pharmaceutical Compounds and Absolute Configuration Determination” in the Workshop “Crystallization: Screening, Application & Process Development” organized by the company Technobis and Crysforma (Barcelona); Dr. Jordi Benet, April 2019.
Talk “Crystallization protocol to obtain single crystals” and “Manipulation and selection of single crystals”, NOAH School, ICIQ; Dr. Jordi Benet, May 2019.
“Solid state characterization of pharmaceuticals” and “Crystallization Theory & Methodology” Viroflow Project workshop; Dr. Jordi Benet, May 2019.
Seminar “Pharmaceutical Co-Crystals: New developments using the “in situ” crystallization with a CO2-laser” MISCA (Spanish/Italian Crystallography Meeting), Naples; Dr. Jordi Benet, September 2019.
Teacher in the IX School of Crystallography and Single Crystal X-ray Diffraction in Jaca.
“Pharmaceutical Co-Crystals: New developments using the “in situ” crystallization with a CO2-laser”, Rigaku User’s Meeting (Frankfurt); Dr. Jordi Benet, September 2019.
Talk “Limit of Detection of Pharmaceutical Polymorphs: Where are the Limits?”, German Meeting of Pharmaceutical Companies organized at BASF-Ludwigshafen, giving the talk: Dr. Jordi Benet, October 2019.
- Dr. Jordi Benet participates in the “Bojos per la Química” programme.