Patenting known substances: The problem with polymorphs
31 October 2021
In nature, every molecule rearranges itself into different crystalline forms or shapes. Unsurprisingly, the ability of a molecule to mimic without losing its basic properties took the interest of such molecules into the helms of industrial and pharmaceutical applications research. The polymorphic transition of certain inorganic, biological and pharmaceutical compounds leads to understanding these compounds to find their optimal use in the pharmaceutical, pigment, agrochemical, explosive or fine chemical industries.