Marc-Antoine Perrin

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Crystalline polymorphism occurs frequently in the solid state of active pharmaceutical ingredients, and this is problematic for the development of a suitable dose form. Rimonabant, an active pharmaceutical ingredient developed by Sanofi and discontinued because of side effects, exhibits dimorphism; both solid forms have nearly the same melting temperatures,(More)
The melt from the usual monoclinic phase (Phase I) of biclotymol (T(fusI) = 400.5 +/- 1.0 K, Delta(fus)H(I) = 36.6 +/- 0.9 kJ mol(-1)) recrystallizes into another phase, Phase II, that melts at T(fusII) = 373.8 +/- 0.2 K (Delta(fus)H(II) = 28.8 +/- 1.0 kJ mol(-1)). The transformation of Phase II into Phase I is found to be exothermic upon heating either as(More)
By combination of high level density functional theory (DFT) calculations with an empirical van der Waals correction, a hybrid method has been designed and parametrized that provides unprecedented accuracy for the structure optimization and the energy ranking of molecular crystals. All DFT calculations are carried out using the VASP program. The van der(More)
The thermodynamic relationships between the two known polymorphs of paracetamol have been investigated, and the subsequent pressure-temperature and temperature-volume phase diagrams were constructed using data from crystallographic and calorimetric measurements as a function of the temperature. Irrespective of temperature, monoclinic Form I and orthorhombic(More)
Compelling molecular biology publications have reported the implication of phosphoinositide kinase PI3Kβ in PTEN-deficient cell line growth and proliferation. These findings supported a scientific rationale for the development of PI3Kβ-specific inhibitors for the treatment of PTEN-deficient cancers. This paper describes the discovery of(More)
Phosphoinositide 3-kinases (PI3Ks) are involved in important cellular functions and represent desirable targets for drug discovery efforts, especially related to oncology; however, the four PI3K subtypes (α, β, γ, and δ) have highly similar binding sites, making the design of selective inhibitors challenging. A series of inhibitors with selectivity toward(More)
In the 2007 blind test of crystal structure prediction hosted by the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC), a hybrid DFT/MM method correctly ranked each of the four experimental structures as having the lowest lattice energy of all the crystal structures predicted for each molecule. The work presented here further validates this hybrid method by(More)
Temperatures and melting enthalpies of orthorhombic Phases I and II of natural progesterone, together with the temperature dependence of their lattice parameters and the specific volume of the melt at ordinary pressure, have been determined. With these results, a topological pressure-temperature (P-T) phase diagram accounting for the thermodynamic(More)
The pressure-temperature (P-T) melting curve of lidocaine was determined (dP/dT = 3.56 MPa K(-1)), and the lidocaine-water system was investigated as a function of temperature and pressure. The lidocaine-water system exhibits a monotectic equilibrium at 321 K (ordinary pressure) whose temperature increases as the pressure increases until the two liquids(More)