(19)
(11)EP 3 702 358 A1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(43)Date of publication:
02.09.2020 Bulletin 2020/36

(21)Application number: 20165092.6

(22)Date of filing:  20.06.2014
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
C07D 487/14(2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 21.06.2013 US 201361838105 P
20.12.2013 US 201361919424 P

(62)Application number of the earlier application in accordance with Art. 76 EPC:
14812994.3 / 3010509

(71)Applicant: Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc.
New York, NY 10016 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • ABE, Takashi
    Osaka-shi Osaka, 532-0024 (JP)
  • BUCKTON, Graham
    Fleet Hampshire, GU51 2UW (GB)
  • DAVIS, Robert
    New York, New York 10016 (US)
  • HOOPER, Mark
    Witney Oxfordshire, OX29 8JA (GB)
  • LI, Peng
    New York, New York 10016 (US)
  • MARUYAMA, Hideaki
    Osaka-shi Osaka, 532-0024 (JP)
  • TAKASUGA, Masahiro
    Osaka-shi Osaka, 532-0024 (JP)
  • WENNOGLE, Lawrence P.
    New York, New York 10016 (US)
  • YAMAMOTO, Yuhei
    Osaka-shi Osaka, 532-0024 (JP)
  • YAMASHITA, Hironori
    Osaka-shi Osaka, 532-0024 (JP)

(74)Representative: Pharma Patents International AG 
Leonhardsgraben 52
4051 Basel
4051 Basel (CH)

 
Remarks:
This application was filed on 24-03-2020 as a divisional application to the application mentioned under INID code 62.
 


(54)PROCESS FOR PREPARING SALTS OF A KNOWN PDE1 INHIBITOR


(57) The present invention relates to crystals of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyiimidin-4(2H)-one, and methods of making and using such crystals.


Description

FIELD OF THE INVENTION



[0001] The present invention relates to crystals of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base, and methods of making and using such free base crystals.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION



[0002] The compound (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one is disclosed in WO 2009/075784 (U.S. Pub. No. 2010/0273754). This compound has been found to be a potent and selective phosphodiesterase 1 (PDE 1) inhibitor useful for the treatment or prophylaxis of disorders characterized by low levels of cAMP and/or cGMP in cells expressing PDE1, and/or reduced dopamine D1 receptor signaling activity (e.g., Parkinson's disease, Tourette's Syndrome, Autism, fragile X syndrome, ADHD, restless leg syndrome, depression, cognitive impairment of schizophrenia, narcolepsy); and/or any disease or condition that may be ameliorated by the enhancement of progesterone signaling. This list of disorders is exemplary and not intended to be exhaustive.

[0003] The publication WO 2009/075784 generally discloses the compound (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one in free base form and generally in pharmaceutically acceptalble salt form. The monophosphate salt crystals of the compound (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one ("the Compound") is disclosed in U.S. Provisional Application No. 61/662335. These applications, however, do not disclose specific crystals of the Compound in free base form and use of such free base crystals, which is now the subject of the current application.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION



[0004] Using a combination of twenty-four different solvents with maturation, temperature cycling, evaporation, crash cooling, anti-solvent addition, moisture induced crystallisation, annealing and ultrasound facilitated crystallization techniques, it has surprisingly been found that the Compound (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyiimidin-4(2H)-one in free base form ("Compound A"), while exists as amorphous solids or oils in many solvent systems, can be isolated in crystalline form when specific solvent system and techniques are used. These free base crystals are stable and are especially advantageous in the preparation of the mono-phosphate salt crystals of said Compound A, the preparation of which salt crystals generally requires a very well-controlled stochiometric amount of the phosphoric acid to form a 1:1 Compound A to acid ratio. Without being bound to any particular theory, it is believed that the Compound A in free base crystalline form contains mimimum impurity compared to the amorphous form, allowing the amount of phosphoric acid for the preparation of the monophosphoric acid addition salt of the Compound A to be determined accurately, thereby producing the monophosphate salt crystals efficiently, consistently and reproducibly. Therefore, in the first aspect, the invention provides the following:
1.1 A crystal of Compound A, i.e., (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base ("free base crystal");
1.2 The free base crystal according to formula 1.1, wherein the free base crystal is in non-solvate form;
1.3 The free base crystal according to formula 1.1, wherein the free base crystal is in solvate form;
1.4 The free base crystal according to formula 1.3, wherein the free base crystal is in solvate form with alcohol;
1.5 The free base crystal according to formula 1.4, wherein the free base crystal is in solvate form with methanol, ethanol, propanol (e.g., n-propanol or isopropanol) or butanol (e.g., n-butanol);
1.6 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.1-1.5, wherein the free base crystal is in non-hydrate or hydrate form;
1.7 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.6, wherein said free base crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having 2-theta angle values selected from the the group consisting of 6.2, 7.6, 8.2, 11.2, 12.4, 12.8, 13.4, 15.2, 16.5, 17.6, 18.2, 19.1, 19.8, 21.0, 21.9, 22.6, 23.1, 23.7, 24.8, 25.8, 26.6, 27.8, 28.4, 29.6, 30.9, 31.8, 32.6, 33.4, 34.3, 36.3, 37.2, 38.4 and 39.5 degrees, wherein the XRPD pattern is measured in a diffractometer using copper anode, e.g., at wavelength alphal of 1.5406Å and wavelength alpha2 of 1.5444Å;
1.8 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.6, wherein said free base crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having d-spacing values selected from the group consisting of 14.34, 11.65, 10.83, 7.91, 7.16, 6.89, 6.59, 5.82, 5.37, 5.03, 4.87, 4.64, 4.48, 4.23, 4.06, 3.93, 3.85, 3.75, 3.59, 3.45, 3.35, 3.21, 3.14, 3.01, 2.89, 2.81, 2.74, 2.68, 2.61, 2.47, 2.42, 2.34 and 2.28Å;
1.9 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.6, wherein said free base crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having d-spacing values selected from the group consisting of 14.34, 11.65, 10.83, 5.82, 4.87, 4.64, 4.48, 4.23, 3.93 and 3.21Å;
1.10 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.6, wherein said free base crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having 2-theta angle and/or d-spacing values selected from those set forth in Table 1 below:
Table 1
NoPos. [°2Th.]d-spacing [Å]Height [cps]Rel. Int. [%]
1 6.16 14.3361 15985 100
2 7.58 11.6533 7985 50
3 8.16 10.8263 6641 42
4 11.18 7.9077 890 6
5 12.36 7.1553 3411 22
6 12.84 6.8888 2076 13
7 13.42 6.5924 2257 15
8 15.20 5.8241 4004 26
9 16.48 5.3746 433 3
10 17.62 5.0293 1692 11
11 18.22 4.8650 6533 41
12 19.10 4.6428 8513 54
13 19.78 4.4847 6436 41
14 20.98 4.2308 5242 33
15 21.90 4.0551 3182 20
16 22.58 3.9345 9727 61
17 23.10 3.8471 751 5
18 23.72 3.7479 1621 11
19 24.78 3.5900 2058 13
20 25.78 3.4529 2825 18
21 26.56 3.3533 1085 7
22 27.76 3.2110 5312 34
23 28.44 3.1357 1078 7
24 29.64 3.0115 2655 17
25 30.94 2.8878 807 6
26 31.82 2.8099 352 3
27 32.60 2.7445 321 2
28 33.40 2.6805 411 3
29 34.26 2.6152 951 6
30 36.28 2.4741 278 2
31 37.18 2.4162 302 2
32 38.36 2.3446 384 3
33 39.52 2.2784 224 2
wherein the XRPD pattern is measured in a diffractometer using copper anode, e.g., at wavelength alpha1 of 1.5406Å and wavelength alpha2 of 1.5444Å;
1.11 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.6, wherein said free base crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having 2-theta angle and/or d-spacing values selected from those set forth in Table 1-A below:
Table 1-A
Pos. [°2Th.]d-spacing [Å]Height [cps]Rel. Int. [%]
6.16 14.3361 15985 100
7.58 11.6533 7985 50
8.16 10.8263 6641 42
15.20 5.8241 4004 26
18.22 4.8650 6533 41
19.10 4.6428 8513 54
19.78 4.4847 6436 41
20.98 4.2308 5242 33
22.58 3.9345 9727 61
27.76 3.2110 5312 34
wherein the XRPD pattern is measured in a diffractometer using copper anode, e.g., at wavelength alpha1 of 1.5406Å and wavelength alpha2 of 1.5444Å;
1.12 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.11, wherein said free base crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern corresponding with or substantially as depicted in Figure 1-B or 6-A;
1.13 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.12, wherein said free base crystal exhibits a Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) pattern comprising an endothermic peak at about 107°C-108°C;
1.14 The free base crystal according to formula 1.13, wherein the crystal exhibits a Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) pattern corresponding with or substantially as depicted in Figure 1-A or 6-B;
1.15 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.6, wherein said free base crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having 2-theta angle values selected from the the group consisting of 6.0, 7.6, 8.1, 11.1, 12.0, 12.1, 13.0, 15.1, 15.9, 16.3, 18.2, 19.3, 20.4, 21.0, 21.5, 22.1, 22.5, 23.3, 24.0, 25.3, 25.8, 26.7, 27.6, 28.8, 29.6, 30.3, 30.7, 31.3, 32.3, 34.1, 35.1, 35.8, 37.2 and 38.5 degrees, wherein the XRPD pattern is measured in a diffractometer using copper anode, e.g., at wavelength alpha1 of 1.5406Å and wavelength alpha2 of 1.5444Å;
1.16 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.6, wherein said free base crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having d-spacing values selected from the group consisting of 14.67, 11.68, 10.96, 7.95, 7.39, 7.30, 6.80, 5.85, 5.57, 5.42, 4.86, 4.60, 4.36, 4.23, 4.14, 4.03, 3.95, 3.82, 3.71, 3.51, 3.46, 3.34, 3.22, 3.10, 3.02, 2.94, 2.91, 2.86, 2.77, 2.62, 2.55, 2.51, 2.42 and 2.33Å;
1.17 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.6, wherein said free base crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having d-spacing values selected from the group consisting of 14.67, 11.68, 10.96, 5.85, 4.86, 4.60, 4.23, 4.03, 3.95 and 3.22Å.
1.18 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.6, wherein said free base crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having 2-theta angle and/or d-spacing values selected from those set forth in Table 2 below:
Table 2
NoPos. [°2Th.]d-spacing [Å]Height [cps]Rel. Int. [%]
1 6.02 14.6692 4134 22
2 7.56 11.6841 6333 33
3 8.06 10.9604 6419 33
4 11.12 7.9502 1717 9
5 11.96 7.3937 1495 8
6 12.12 7.2964 2064 11
7 13.00 6.8044 3750 20
8 15.14 5.8471 5302 28
9 15.90 5.5693 958 5
10 16.34 5.4203 458 3
11 18.24 4.8597 6917 36
12 19.26 4.6046 19500 100
13 20.36 4.3582 2351 13
14 20.96 4.2348 7782 40
15 21.46 4.1373 2813 15
16 22.06 4.0261 4378 23
17 22.50 3.9483 6583 34
18 23.26 3.8210 547 3
19 23.96 3.7109 2333 12
20 25.32 3.5146 2052 11
21 25.76 3.4556 2554 14
22 26.70 3.3360 2694 14
23 27.64 3.2247 4917 26
24 28.80 3.0974 394 3
25 29.56 3.0194 2188 12
26 30.34 2.9436 867 5
27 30.66 2.9136 584 3
28 31.28 2.8572 1166 6
29 32.26 2.7726 466 3
30 34.14 2.6241 549 3
31 35.12 2.5531 970 5
32 35.78 2.5075 403 3
33 37.16 2.4175 346 2
34 38.54 2.3340 403 3
wherein the XRPD pattern is measured in a diffractometer using copper anode, e.g., at wavelength alpha1 of 1.5406Å and wavelength alpha2 of 1.5444Å;
1.19 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.6, wherein said free base crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having 2-theta angle and/or d-spacing values selected from those set forth in Table 2-A below:
Table 2-A
Pos. [°2Th.]d-spacing [Å]Height [cps]Rel. Int. [%]
6.02 14.6692 4134 22
7.56 11.6841 6333 33
8.06 10.9604 6419 33
15.14 5.8471 5302 28
18.24 4.8597 6917 36
19.26 4.6046 19500 100
20.96 4.2348 7782 40
22.06 4.0261 4378 23
22.50 3.9483 6583 34
27.64 3.2247 4917 26
wherein the XRPD pattern is measured in a diffractometer using copper anode, e.g., at wavelength alpha1 of 1.5406Å and wavelength alpha2 of 1.5444Å;
1.20 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.6 or 1.15-1.19, wherein the free base crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern corresponding with or substantially as depicted in Figure 2-B;
1.21 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.6 or 1.15-1.20, wherein said free base crystal exhibits a Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) pattern comprising an endothermic peak between the range of 112-118°C, e.g., at 112°C or 118°C;
1.22 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.6 or 1.15-1.21, wherein the free base crystal exhibits a Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) pattern corresponding with or substantially as depicted in Figure 2-A;
1.23 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.6, wherein said free base crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having 2-theta angle values selected from the the group consisting of 6.0, 7.7, 8.2, 11.1, 12.2, 12.8, 13.4, 14.9, 15.4, 16.4, 18.2, 18.9, 19.8, 20.5, 20.9, 21.9, 22.5, 23.2, 24.7, 25.9, 26.5, 27.5, 27.9, 29.6, 30.2, 31.1, 32.3, 33.0, 34.1, 34.7, 35.4, 36.2, 37.7, 38.3 and 38.8 degrees, wherein the XRPD pattern is measured in a diffractometer using copper anode, e.g., at wavelength alpha1 of 1.5406Å and wavelength alpha2 of 1.5444Å;
1.24 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.6, wherein said free base crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having d-spacing values selected from the group consisting of 14.67, 11.53, 10.80, 7.95, 7.25, 6.93, 6.59, 5.95, 5.76, 5.41, 4.86, 4.68, 4.47, 4.33, 4.24, 4.06, 3.95, 3.82, 3.61, 3.44, 3.36, 3.25, 3.19, 3.02, 2.96, 2.87, 2.77, 2.71, 2.63, 2.58, 2.53, 2.48, 2.38, 2.35 and 2.32Å;
1.25 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.6, wherein said free base crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having d-spacing values selected from the group consisting of 14.67, 11.53, 10.80, 5.76, 4.86, 4.68, 4.47, 4.24, 4.06 and 3.95Å;
1.26 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.6, wherein said free base crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having 2-theta angle and/or d-spacing values selected from those set forth in Table 3 below:
Table 3
NoPos. [°2Th.]d-spacing [Å]Height [cps]Rel. Int. [%]
1 6.02 14.6692 8237 71
2 7.66 11.5318 5866 51
3 8.18 10.7998 5708 49
4 11.12 7.9502 2294 20
5 12.20 7.2487 3111 27
6 12.76 6.9318 2968 26
7 13.42 6.5924 2363 21
8 14.88 5.9487 4043 35
9 15.36 5.7638 6270 54
10 16.36 5.4137 913 8
11 18.24 4.8597 11094 95
12 18.94 4.6817 11691 100
13 19.84 4.4713 7080 61
14 20.50 4.3288 2855 25
15 20.92 4.2428 5215 45
16 21.86 4.0625 5015 43
17 22.48 3.9518 9259 80
18 23.22 3.8275 2798 24
19 24.66 3.6072 2542 22
20 25.90 3.4372 3343 29
21 26.54 3.3558 918 8
22 27.46 3.2454 4116 36
23 27.92 3.1929 2252 20
24 29.60 3.0154 1911 17
25 30.18 2.9588 1085 10
26 31.12 2.8715 837 8
27 32.30 2.7693 493 5
28 33.02 2.7105 536 5
29 34.10 2.6271 1400 12
30 34.70 2.5830 251 3
31 35.42 2.5322 568 5
32 36.22 2.4780 371 4
33 37.72 2.3829 209 2
34 38.30 2.3481 296 3
35 38.82 2.3178 304 3
wherein the XRPD pattern is measured in a diffractometer using copper anode, e.g., at wavelength alpha1 of 1.5406Å and wavelength alpha2 of 1.5444Å;
1.27 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.6, wherein said free base crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having 2-theta angle and/or d-spacing values selected from those set forth in Table 3-A below:
Table 3-A
Pos. [°2Th.]d-spacing [Å]Height [cps]Rel. Int. [%]
6.02 14.6692 8237 71
7.66 11.5318 5866 51
8.18 10.7998 5708 49
15.36 5.7638 6270 54
18.24 4.8597 11094 95
18.94 4.6817 11691 100
19.84 4.4713 7080 61
20.92 4.2428 5215 45
21.86 4.0625 5015 43
22.48 3.9518 9259 80
wherein the XRPD pattern is measured in a diffractometer using copper anode, e.g., at wavelength alpha1 of 1.5406Å and wavelength alpha2 of 1.5444Å;
1.28 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.6 or 1.23-1.27, wherein said free base crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern corresponding with or substantially as depicted in Figure 3-B;
1.29 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.6 or 1.23-1.28, wherein said free base crystal exhibits a Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) pattern comprising an endothermic peak at about 97°C;
1.30 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.6 or 1.23-1.29, wherein said free base crystal exhibits a Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) pattern corresponding with or substantially as depicted in Figure 3-A;
1.31 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.1-1.2, 1.6, wherein said free base crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having 2-theta angle values selected from the the group consisting of 4.6, 7.1, 7.7, 8.0, 9.2, 9.9, 10.5, 13.4, 13.9, 14.5, 15.4, 16.6, 17.3, 18.3, 19.4, 20.2, 21.3, 22.7, 23.3, 24.9, 26.4, 27.3, 28.3, 29.4, 30.0, 31.2 and 31.4 degrees, wherein the XRPD pattern is measured in a diffractometer using copper anode, e.g., at wavelength alpha1 of 1.5406Å and wavelength alpha2 of 1.5444Å;
1.32 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.1-1.2, 1.6, wherein said free base crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having d-spacing values selected from the group consisting of 19.11, 12.51, 11.41, 11.01, 9.58, 8.95, 8.40, 6.60, 6.37, 6.10, 5.74, 5.33, 5.13, 4.83, 4.56, 4.39, 4.16, 3.91, 3.81, 3.58, 3.37, 3.26, 3.15, 3.03, 2.97, 2.87 and 2.84Å;
1.33 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.1-1.2, 1.6, wherein said free base crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having d-spacing values selected from the group consisting of 12.51, 11.41, 11.01, 9.58, 8.95, 6.60, 5.13, 4.16 and 3.81Å;
1.34 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.1-1.2, 1.6, wherein said free base crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having 2-theta angle and/or d-spacing values selected from those set forth in Table 4 below:
Table 4
NoPos. [°2Th.]d-spacing [Å]Height [cps]Rel. Int. [%]
1 4.62 19.1107 273 2
2 7.06 12.5104 4683 31
3 7.74 11.4128 15123 100
4 8.02 11.0149 10678 71
5 9.22 9.5838 1208 8
6 9.88 8.9451 2099 14
7 10.52 8.4023 289 2
8 13.40 6.6022 2653 18
9 13.88 6.3749 1553 11
10 14.52 6.0953 305 3
11 15.42 5.7415 511 4
12 16.62 5.3296 1391 10
13 17.28 5.1275 4822 32
14 18.34 4.8335 2675 18
15 19.44 4.5624 1600 11
16 20.20 4.3924 1250 9
17 21.34 4.1603 6007 40
18 22.70 3.9140 2330 16
19 23.30 3.8145 3311 22
20 24.88 3.5758 2363 16
21 26.44 3.3682 627 5
22 27.32 3.2617 441 3
23 28.28 3.1531 667 5
24 29.42 3.0335 393 3
25 30.04 2.9723 269 2
26 31.18 2.8661 433 3
27 31.42 2.8448 515 4
wherein the XRPD pattern is measured in a diffractometer using copper anode, e.g., at wavelength alpha1 of 1.5406Å and wavelength alpha2 of 1.5444Å;
1.35 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.1-1.2, 1.6, wherein said free base crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having 2-theta angle and/or d-spacing values selected from those set forth in Table 4-A below:
Table 4-A
Pos. [°2Th.]d-spacing [Å]Height [cps]Rel. Int. [%]
7.06 12.5104 4683 31
7.74 11.4128 15123 100
8.02 11.0149 10678 71
9.22 9.5838 1208 8
9.88 8.9451 2099 14
13.40 6.6022 2653 18
17.28 5.1275 4822 32
21.34 4.1603 6007 40
23.30 3.8145 3311 22
wherein the XRPD pattern is measured in a diffractometer using copper anode, e.g., at wavelength alpha1 of 1.5406Å and wavelength alpha2 of 1.5444Å;
1.36 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.1-1.2, 1.6 or 1.31-1.35, wherein said free base crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern corresponding with or substantially as depicted in Figure 4-B;
1.37 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.1-1.2, 1.6 or 1.31-1.36, wherein said free base crystal exhibits a Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) pattern comprising an endothermic peak at about 126°C;
1.38 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.1-1.2, 1.6 or 1.31-1.37, wherein said free base crystal exhibits a Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) pattern corresponding with or substantially as depicted in Figure 4-A;
1.39 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.6, wherein said free base crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having 2-theta angle values selected from the the group consisting of 7.0, 8.2, 9.9, 11.4, 12.0, 12.7, 13.5, 14.5, 16.1, 17.2, 18.7, 19.9, 21.5, 22.4, 22.9, 23.4, 23.9, 24.5, 25.6, 26.8, 27.4, 28.4, 29.2, 29.9, 30.7, 31.3, 31.9, 32.2, 34.4, 35.0, 36.3 and 38.6 degrees, wherein the XRPD pattern is measured in a diffractometer using copper anode, e.g., at wavelength alpha1 of 1.5406Å and wavelength alpha2 of 1.5444Å;
1.40 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.6, wherein said free base crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having d-spacing values selected from the group consisting of 12.58, 10.75, 8.89, 7.76, 7.36, 6.95, 6.57, 6.10, 5.50, 5.16, 4.74, 4.47, 4.12, 3.96, 3.87, 3.80, 3.72, 3.63, 3.47, 3.33, 3.25, 3.14, 3.06, 2.99, 2.91, 2.86, 2.81, 2.78, 2.61, 2.56, 2.47 and 2.33Å;
1.41 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.6, wherein said free base crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having d-spacing values selected from the group consisting of 12.58, 10.75, 5.50, 4.74, 4.47, 3.96, 3.87, 3.80, 3.72 and 3.14Å;
1.42 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.6, wherein said free base crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having 2-theta angle and/or d-spacing values selected from those set forth in Table 5 below:
Table 5
NoPos. [°2Th.]d-spacing [Å]Height [cps]Rel. Int. [%]
1 7.02 12.5816 13378 75
2 8.22 10.7474 10588 59
3 9.94 8.8912 2364 14
4 11.40 7.7556 2380 14
5 12.02 7.3569 1560 9
6 12.72 6.9536 1637 10
7 13.46 6.5729 2246 13
8 14.52 6.0953 3243 18
9 16.10 5.5005 18007 100
10 17.18 5.1571 922 6
11 18.72 4.7362 3803 22
12 19.86 4.4668 7203 40
13 21.54 4.1221 2741 16
14 22.44 3.9588 5449 31
15 22.94 3.8736 3705 21
16 23.42 3.7953 4840 27
17 23.90 3.7201 4152 24
18 24.48 3.6333 1443 9
19 25.64 3.4715 1382 8
20 26.76 3.3287 2692 15
21 27.42 3.2500 2463 14
22 28.44 3.1357 3887 22
23 29.16 3.0599 1027 6
24 29.88 2.9878 603 4
25 30.68 2.9117 365 3
26 31.30 2.8554 329 2
27 31.86 2.8065 446 3
28 32.16 2.7810 477 3
29 34.38 2.6063 665 4
30 34.98 2.5630 856 5
31 36.32 2.4715 961 6
32 38.56 2.3329 448 3
wherein the XRPD pattern is measured in a diffractometer using copper anode, e.g., at wavelength alpha1 of 1.5406Å and wavelength alpha2 of 1.5444Å;
1.43 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.6, wherein said free base crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having 2-theta angle and/or d-spacing values selected from those set forth in Table 5-A below:
Table 5-A
NoPos. [°2Th.]d-spacing [Å]Height [cps]Rel. Int. [%]
1 7.02 12.5816 13378 75
2 8.22 10.7474 10588 59
9 16.10 5.5005 18007 100
11 18.72 4.7362 3803 22
12 19.86 4.4668 7203 40
14 22.44 3.9588 5449 31
15 22.94 3.8736 3705 21
16 23.42 3.7953 4840 27
17 23.90 3.7201 4152 24
22 28.44 3.1357 3887 22
wherein the XRPD pattern is measured in a diffractometer using copper anode, e.g., at wavelength alpha1 of 1.5406Å and wavelength alpha2 of 1.5444Å;
1.44 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.6 or 1.39-1.43, wherein said free base crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern corresponding with or substantially as depicted in Figure 5-B;
1.45 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.6 or 1.39-1.44, wherein said free base crystal exhibits a Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) pattern comprising an endothermic peak at about 84-85°C, for example about 84.6°C; or a Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) pattern corresponding with or substantially as depicted in Figure 5-A;
1.46 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.6, wherein said free base crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having 2-theta angle values selected from the the group consisting of 7.1, 8.2, 9.9, 11.4, 12.1, 12.8, 13.4, 14.4, 16.0, 17.3, 18.6, 19.9, 21.4, 22.4, 23.4, 24.4, 25.3, 26.2, 27.1, 28.3, 29.2, 33.8, 34.0, 35.8 and 36.3 degrees, wherein the XRPD pattern is measured in a diffractometer using copper anode, e.g., at wavelength alpha1 of 1.5406Å and wavelength alpha2 of 1.5444Å;
1.47 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.6, wherein said free base crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having d-spacing values selected from the group consisting of 12.51, 10.80, 8.95, 7.78, 7.28, 6.93, 6.62, 6.14, 5.53, 5.13, 4.77, 4.45, 4.14, 3.96, 3.79, 3.64, 3.52, 3.40, 3.28, 3.15, 3.05, 2.65, 2.63, 2.51 and 2.47Å;
1.48 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.6, wherein said free base crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having d-spacing values selected from the group consisting of 12.51, 10.80, 5.53, 4.77, 4.45, 4.14, 3.96, 3.79, 3.64, 3.40, 3.28 and 3.15Å;
1.49 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.6, wherein said free base crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having 2-theta angle and/or d-spacing values selected from those set forth in Table 6 below:
Table 6
NoPos. [°2Th.]d-spacing [Å]Height [cps]Rel. Int. [%]
1 7.06 12.5104 5115 36
2 8.18 10.7998 6755 48
3 9.88 8.9451 2095 15
4 11.36 7.7828 3285 24
5 12.14 7.2844 2975 21
6 12.76 6.9318 2960 21
7 13.36 6.6219 2305 17
8 14.42 6.1374 2580 19
9 16.00 5.5347 14250 100
10 17.26 5.1334 3785 27
11 18.60 4.7665 7430 53
12 19.92 4.4535 12475 88
13 21.42 4.1449 6725 48
14 22.42 3.9622 12260 87
15 23.44 3.7921 6950 49
16 24.44 3.6391 4010 29
17 25.28 3.5201 3780 27
18 26.20 3.3985 4255 30
19 27.14 3.2829 4995 36
20 28.28 3.1531 4805 34
21 29.22 3.0538 2995 22
22 33.80 2.6497 2510 18
23 34.04 2.6316 2515 18
24 35.78 2.5075 2310 17
25 36.28 2.4741 2075 15
wherein the XRPD pattern is measured in a diffractometer using copper anode, e.g., at wavelength alpha1 of 1.5406Å and wavelength alpha2 of 1.5444Å;
1.50 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.6, wherein said free base crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having 2-theta angle and/or d-spacing values selected from those set forth in Table 6-A below:
Table 6-A
Pos. [°2Th.]d-spacing [Å]Height [cps]Rel. Int. [%]
7.06 12.5104 5115 36
8.18 10.7998 6755 48
16.00 5.5347 14250 100
18.60 4.7665 7430 53
19.92 4.4535 12475 88
21.42 4.1449 6725 48
22.42 3.9622 12260 87
23.44 3.7921 6950 49
24.44 3.6391 4010 29
26.20 3.3985 4255 30
27.14 3.2829 4995 36
28.28 3.1531 4805 34
wherein the XRPD pattern is measured in a diffractometer using copper anode, e.g., at wavelength alpha1 of 1.5406Å and wavelength alpha2 of 1.5444Å;
1.51 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.6 or 1.46-1.50, wherein said free base crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern corresponding with or substantially as depicted in Figure 7-B;
1.52 The free base crystal according to any of formulae 1.4-1.6 or 1.46-1.51, wherein said free base crystal exhibits a Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) pattern comprising an endothermic peak at about 79°C, for example about 78.6°C; or a Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) pattern corresponding with or substantially as depicted in Figure 7-A;
1.53 The free base crystal according to any of the above formulae, wherein said free base crystal is in a single crystal form and are free or substantially free of any other form, e.g., less than 10 wt. %, preferably less than about 5 wt. %, more preferably less than about 2 wt. %, still preferably less than about 1 wt. %, still preferably less than about about 0.1%, most preferably less than about 0.01 wt. % of amorphous form;
1.54 The free base crystal according to any of the above formulae, wherein said free base crystal is in a single crystal form and are free or substantially free of any other form, e.g., less than 10 wt. %, preferably less than about 5 wt. %, more preferably less than about 2 wt. %, still preferably less than about 1 wt. %, still preferably less than about about 0.1%, most preferably less than about 0.01 wt. % of other crystal forms;
1.55 The free base crystal according to any of the above formulae, wherein said free base crystal is in a single crystal form and are free or substantially free of any other form, e.g., less than 10 wt. %, preferably less than about 5 wt. %, more preferably less than about 2 wt. %, still preferably less than about 1 wt. %, still preferably less than about about 0.1%, most preferably less than about 0.01 wt. % of amorphous and other crystal forms;
1.56 The free base crystal according to any of the above formulae, wherein said free base crystal is made by any of processes described or similarly described below in Process III or in any of Examples 1-7 or Example 13.

[0005] In the second aspect, the invention provides a process (Process I) for the preparation of a salt of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]-pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one (Compound A), comprising:
  1. (1) dissolving a crystal of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base (Compound A), i.e., free base crystal of Compound A, in a non-solvate or solvate form in a solvent;
  2. (2) adding an acid optionally in a solvent to the solution obtained in the step (1), and
  3. (3) stirring the mixture obtained in the step (2) to result in the objective salt.


[0006] In a further embodiment of the second aspect, the invention provides Process I, wherein the salt is a salt crystal, e.g., a fumarate (e.g., hemi-fumarate), phosphate (e.g., mono-phosphate), (1-hydrox-2)-naphthoate or mesylate salt crystal. Therefore, in a particular embodiment, useful acid of step (2) of Process I for making salt crystals of Compound A include fumaric acid, phosphoric acid, tartaric acid (e.g., L-tartaric acid) and methanesulfonic acid. The solvent useful for Process I to make salt crystals is methanol, acetonitrile, acetone or mixtures thereof. In another further embodiment, the salt is a benzoate salt crystal and useful acid of step (2) of Process I for making said benzoate salt crystal of Compound A is benzoic acid. The solvent useful for Process I to make the benzoate salt crystals includes ethyl acetate and xylene.

[0007] In a further embodiment of the second aspect, the invention provides a process (Process II) for the preparation of a mono-phosphate salt crystal of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]-pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one (mono-phosphate salt crystal of Compound A), comprising:
  1. (1) dissolving a crystal of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base (i.e., free base crystal of Compound A) in a non-solvate or solvate form in a solvent;
  2. (2) adding phosphoric acid in a solvent to the solution obtained in the step (1), and
  3. (3) stirring the mixture obtained in the step (2) to result in the objective monophosphate salt crystal.


[0008] In a further embodiment, the invention provides Process II for the preparation of a mono-phosphate salt crystal of Compound A as follows:

2.1 Process II as hereinbefore described, wherein the solvent in the step (1) is selected from acetone and acetonitrile;

2.2 Process II as hereinbefore described or 2.1, wherein the solvent in the step (2) is selected from acetone or acetonitrile;

2.3 Process II as hereinbefore described or 2.1 or 2.2, wherein the amount of phosphoric acid to be added in the step (2) is almost (about) equimolecular quantity to the amount of crystal of the (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base (free base crystal of Compound A) in non-solvate form or in solvate form of the step (1); In a particular embodiment, the amount of phosphoric acid to be added in step (2) is 0.5 to 2.0 equivalent, more preferred 0.8 to 1.2 equivalent, and the most preferred, 0.9 to 1.1 equivalent of the amount of crystal of the (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base (free base crystal of Compound A) in non-solvate form or in solvate form of the step (1);

2.4 Process II as hereinbefore described or any of 2.1-2.3, wherein water is additionally added in the step (2);

2.5 Process II as hereinbefore described or any of 2.1-2.4, wherein the mixture is stirred at 20 to 70°C in the step (3);

2.6 Process II as hereinbefore described or any of 2.1-2.4, wherein the mixture is stirred at about 50°C, about 32°C, about 38°C or about 39°C;

2.7 Process II as hereinbefore described or any of 2.1-2.6, wherein the free base crystal of Compound A in step 1 is in a non-solvate form;

2.8 Process II as hereinbefore described or any of 2.1-2.6, wherein the free base crystal of Compound A in step 1 is in a solvate form, e.g., in an alcohol solvate form, e.g., in an ethanol solvate form, e.g., in a mono-ethanol solvate form.



[0009] In the third aspect, the invention provides a process for the preparation of a free base crystal of the Compound A in a solvate form or non-solvate form according to any of formulae 1.1-1.56 (Process III). In one embodiment, the invention provides a process for preparation of a crystal of the Compound (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base (free base crystal of Compound A) in solvate form (Process III-A), which comprises:
  1. (1) stirring (6aR,9aS)-3-chloro-2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-5-methyl-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydrocyclopenta[4,5]-imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one in a solvent in the presence of a base, an aniline, a palladium catalyst and a ligand, then separating organic layer;
  2. (2) adding the solvent corresponding to objective solvate form to the organic layer obtained in the step (1).


[0010] In another embodiment of the third aspect, the invention provides a process for the preparation of a crystal of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base (free base crystal of Compound A) in non-solvate form (Process III-B), which comprises:
  1. (1) stirring (6aR,9aS)-3-chloro-2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-5-methyl-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydrocyclopenta-[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one in a solvent in the presence of a base, an aniline, a palladium catalyst and a ligand, then separating the organic layer;
  2. (2) adding the seed crystal of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base in non-solvate form to the organic layer obtained in the step (1).


[0011] Base useful for Process III of the invention as described hereinbefore includes but not limited to carbonate, bicarbonate, phosphate or hydroxide of an alkali or alkaline earth metal (e.g. sodium, magnesium, calcium, potassium, cesium or barium carbonate, bicarbonate, hydroxide, butoxide or phosphate, for example sodium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, sodium hydroxide, sodium t-butoxide, calcium carbonate, potassium carbonate, potassium hydroxide, potassium t-butoxide, potassium phosphate, cesium carbonate, cesium hydroxide). Preferably, the base according to step (1) of the process of the invention is potassium carbonate or K2CO3. Preferably, the palladium catalyst useful in step (1) of Process III of the invention includes but is not limited to palladium II acetate, palladium chloride, palladium bromide, Pd(PPh3)4, PdCl2(PPh3)2, Pd (dba)2, Pd/C and tris(dibenzylideneacetone)dipalladium(0). Preferably, the palladium catalyst useful for Process III of the current invention is palladium II acetate or Pd(OAc)2.

[0012] The ligand useful for Process III of the invention is a bidentate ligand, preferably xantphos.

[0013] Solvent useful for Process III of the invention includes organic solvent such as toluene, tetrahydrofuran, xylene, dimethylacetamide, preferable, xylene or combination of dimethylacetamide and xylene.

[0014] Process III of the invention is preferably carried out under nitrogen atmosphere. Between Step (1) and Step (2) of Process III of the invention, the separated organic layer is preferably washed with a suitable solution and then treated with charcoal to remove residual palladium catalyst. In one embodiment, step (1) of Process III as hereinbefore described further comprises the step of adding water, e.g., before separating the organic layer. In another embodiment, step (1) of Process III as hereinbefore described further comprises the step of adding a solution of cystein in water optionally with additional solvent (e.g., with additional dimethylacetamide and xylene).

[0015] In another embodiment of the third aspect, the invention provides Process III-C, wherein the crystal of the Compound A (i.e., free base crystal of Compound A) in solvate form is prepared by using the salt crystal of the Compound A. Therefore, the invention provides a process for making the crystal of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base (free base crystal of Compound A) in solvate form, comprising:
  1. (1) dissolving the salt crystal of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one (Compound A), (i.e., the salt crystal of Compound A), in a non-solvate or solvate form, in mixture of an organic solvent, water and an aqueous base solution;
  2. (2) separating the organic layer;
  3. (3) adding a solvent to step (2) to form the objective solvate;
  4. (4) stirring the mixture obtained in step (3) to result in the objective crystals.


[0016] The salt crystal of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one (salt crystals of Compound A) may be a fumarate, for example, hemi-fumarate; phosphate (e.g., mono-phosphate); (1-hydro-2)-naphthoate; mesylate; or benzoate salt crystal. In a preferred embodiment, the free base crystal of Compound A being prepared is in an ethanol solvate form (e.g., mono-ethanol solvate form) and the salt crystal of step (1) is in an hemi-fumarate, ethyl acetate/acetone solvate form (e.g., hemi-fumarate, 0.5 ethyl acetate, 0.3 acetone solvate form).

[0017] The salt crystals of step (1) of Process III may be prepared by (1) stirring (6aR,9aS)-3-chloro-2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-5-methyl-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydrocyclopenta-[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one (Compound A) in a solvent in the presence of a base, an aniline, a palladium catalyst and a ligand; (2) separating organic layer; (3) adding an acid optionally in a solvent to the solution obtained in the step (2), and stirring the mixture obtained in the step (3) to result in the objective salt. Useful base, palladium catalyst, ligand and solvent of step (1) are previously defined in Process III. Useful acid of step (2) are previously defined in Process I (e.g., fumaric acid, phosphoric acid, tartaric acid (e.g., L-tartaric acid), methanesulfonic acid as well as benzoic acid).

[0018] The free base crystal of Compound A prepared by Process III-C is also useful for the preparation of the salt crystal described in Process I, particularly the mono-phosphate salt crystal described in Process II. Therefore, in a particular embodiment, the invention provides a process for the preparation of the salt crystal of Compound A according to Process I hereinbefore described, further comprises the steps of preparing the free base crystal of Compound A according to Process III-C as hereinbefore described. Therefore, the invention provides a process for preparing the salt crystal of Compound A comprising (a) preparing the free base crystal of Compound A as described in process III-A, III-B or III-C; (b) isolating the free base crystal of Compound A from step (a); (c) dissolving the free base crystals prepared from Process III-A, III-B or III-C; (d) adding an acid optionally in a solvent to the solution obtained in step (c) and (e) stiring the mixture obtained in step (d) to result in the objective salt. In another particular embodiment, the invention provides a process for the preparation of a mono-phosphate salt crystal of Compound A comprising: (a) preparing the free base crystal of the Compound A as described in III-C; (b) isolating the free base crystal of Compound A from step (a); and (c) dissolving the free base crystals prepared from Process III-C; (d) adding an acid optionally in a solvent to the solution obtained in step (c) and (e) stiring the mixture obtained in step (d) to result in the objective salt. Therefore, in a particular embodiment, the invention provides a process for the preparation of a mono-phosphate salt crystal of Compound A comprising:
  1. (a) dissolving the salt crystal of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]-pyrimidin-4(2H)-one (compound A) in hemi-fumarate in a non-solvate or solvate form, in the mixture of an organic solvent and aqueous basic solution;
  2. (b) separating the organic layer;
  3. (c) adding ethanol, to the organic solution obtained in the step (b);
  4. (d) stirring the mixture obtained in the step (c) to result in the objective crystal;
  5. (e) isolating the crystals obtained form step (d);
  6. (f) dissolving the crystals obtained from step (e);
  7. (g) adding phosphoric acid (e.g., 0.5 to 2.0 equivalent, preferabley 0.8 to 1.2 equivalent, more preferably, 0.9 to 1.1 equivalent of the amount of the free base crystal of Compound A) in a solvent to the solution obtained in step (f); and
  8. (h) stiring the mixture obtained in step (g) to result in the objective salt.


[0019] In the fourth aspect, the invention provides a novel salt crystal of Compound A. Therefore, the invention provides salt crystal of Compound A in hemi-fumarate, 0.5 ethyl acetate, 0.3 acetone solvate form; or in benzoate non-solvate form.

[0020] The salt crystal of Compound A in hemi-fumarate, 0.5 ethyl acetate, 0.3 acetone solvate form, wherein the salt crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having d-spacing values selected from the group consisting of: 14.67, 11.97, 10.99, 8.19, 7.41, 6.98, 6.46, 6.14, 5.89, 5.59, 5.20, 5.01, 4.66, 4.61, 4.30, 4.07, 3.93, 3.74, 3.59, 3.47, 3.34, 3.23, 3.06, 3.00, 2.94, 2.86, 2.80, 2.62, 2.54, 2.51 and 2.40Å. In a further embodiment, the salt crystal of Compound A in hemi-fumarate, 0.5 ethyl acetate, 0.3 acetone solvate form, wherein the salt crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having d-spacing values selected from the group consisting of: 14.67, 11.97, 7.41, 6.98, 6.46, 5.20, 5.01, 4.66, 4.30, 4.07, 3.93, 3.74 and 3.59Å. In another embodiment, the hemi-fumarate, 0.5 ethyl acetate, 0.3 acetone solvate salt crystal of the invention as hereinbefore described exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern substantially as depicted in Figure 8-B. In still another embodiment, hemi-fumarate, 0.5 ethyl acetate, 0.3 acetone solvate salt crystal of the invention exhibits a differential scanning calorimetry pattern substantially as depicted in Figure 8-A.

[0021] The salt crystal of Compound A in benzoate non-solvate form, wherein the salt crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having d-spacing values selected from the group consisting of: 14.15, 12.17, 7.31, 5.93, 5.59, 5.15, 4.52, 4.07, 3.92, 3.64, 3.50, 3.42, 3.29, 3.21 and 3.11Å. In a further embodiment, the salt crystal of Compound A in benzoate non-solvate form exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising all of the peaks having d-spacing values selected from the group consisting of: 14.15, 7.31, 5.15, 4.07 and 3.92Å. In another embodiment, the benzoate non-solvate salt crystal of the invention as hereinbefore described exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern substantially as depicted in Figure 9-B. In still another embodiment, benzoate non-solvate salt crystal of the invention exhibits a differential scanning calorimetry pattern substantially as depicted in Figure 9-A.

[0022] In the fifth aspect, the invention provides a pharmaceutical composition comprising the monophosphate salt crystal of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyiimidin-4(2H)-one (Compound A) in admixture with a pharmaceutically acceptable diluent or carrier. In a particular embodiment, the pharmaceutically acceptable diluents or carrier is selected from the group mannitol, microcrystalline cellulose, hydorxypropyl cellulose, sodium starch glycolate, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, polyethylene glycol, titanium dioxide, ferric oxide (red and/or yellow). In another particular embodiment, the pharmaceutical composition of the invention comprises the following:
ComponentsQuantity per Tablet (mg)
Compound A monophosphate salt crystal 35.79
(as the free base equivalent) (30)
Mannitol 85.01
Microcrystalline Cellulose 15.0
Hydroxypropyl Cellulose 4.5
Sodium Starch Glycolate 7.5
Magnesium Stearate 2.2
Hypromellose 2910 4.5
Polyethylene Glycol 8000 1.0
Titanium Dioxide 0.5
Ferric Oxide, Red 0.05
Ferric Oxide, Yellow 0.05
TOTAL 156.1

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS



[0023] 

Figure 1-A depicts a Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) thermograph of the mono-ethanol solvate crystals of (6aR,9aS)-3-chloro-2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-5-methyl-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydrocyclopenta-[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base (Compound A).

Figure 1-B depicts an X-ray Powder Diffraction pattern of the mono-ethanol solvate crystals of (6aR,9aS)-3-chloro-2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-5-methyl-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydrocyclopenta-[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base (Compound A).

Figure 2-A depicts a Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) thermograph of the mono-n-propanol solvate crystals of (6aR,9aS)-3-chloro-2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-5-methyl-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydrocyclopenta-[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base (Compound A).

Figure 2-B depicts an X-ray Powder Diffraction pattern of the mono-n-propanol solvate crystals of (6aR,9aS)-3-chloro-2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-5-methyl-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydrocyclopenta-[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base (Compound A).

Figure 3-A depicts a Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) thermograph of the mono-2-propanol solvate crystals of (6aR,9aS)-3-chloro-2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-5-methyl-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydrocyclopenta-[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base (Compound A).

Figure 3-B depicts an X-ray Powder Diffraction pattern of the mono-2-propanol solvate crystals of (6aR,9aS)-3-chloro-2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-5-methyl-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydrocyclopenta-[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base (Compound A).

Figure 4-A depicts a Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) thermograph of the non-solvate crystals of of (6aR,9aS)-3-chloro-2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-5-methyl-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydrocyclopenta-[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base (Compound A).

Figure 4-B depicts an X-ray Powder Diffraction pattern of the non-solvate crystals of (6aR,9aS)-3-chloro-2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-5-methyl-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydrocyclopenta-[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base (Compound A).

Figure 5-A depicts a Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) thermograph of the mono-methanol solvate crystals of (6aR,9aS)-3-chloro-2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-5-methyl-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydrocyclopenta-[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base (Compound A).

Figure 5-B depicts an X-ray Powder Diffraction pattern of the mono-methanol solvate crystals of (6aR,9aS)-3-chloro-2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-5-methyl-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydrocyclopenta-[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base (Compound A).

Figure 6-Adepicts an X-ray Powder Diffraction pattern of the mono-ethanol solvate crystals of (6aR,9aS)-3-chloro-2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-5-methyl-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydrocyclopenta-[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base (Compound A).

Figure 6-B depicts a Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) thermograph and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) of the mono-ethanol solvate crystals of (6aR,9aS)-3-chloro-2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-5-methyl-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydrocyclopenta-[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base (Compound A).

Figure 7-A depicts a Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) thermograph of the mono-n-butanol solvate crystals of (6aR,9aS)-3-chloro-2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-5-methyl-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydrocyclopenta-[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base (Compound A).

Figure 7-B depicts an X-ray Powder Diffraction pattern of the mono-n-butanol solvate crystals of (6aR,9aS)-3-chloro-2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-5-methyl-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydrocyclopenta-[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base (Compound A).

Figure 8-A depicts a Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) thermograph of the hemi-fumarate 0.5 ethyl acetate 0.3 acetone solvate crystals of (6aR,9aS)-3-chloro-2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-5-methyl-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydrocyclopenta-[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one (Compound A).

Figure 8-B depicts an X-ray Powder Diffraction pattern of the hemi-fumarate 0.5 ethyl acetate 0.3 acetone solvate crystals of (6aR,9aS)-3-chloro-2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-5-methyl-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydrocyclopenta-[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one (Compound A).

Figure 9-A depicts a Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) thermograph of the benzoate non-solvate crystals of (6aR,9aS)-3-chloro-2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-5-methyl-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydrocyclopenta-[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one (Compound A).

Figure 9-B depicts an X-ray Powder Diffraction pattern of the benzoate non-solvate crystals of (6aR,9aS)-3-chloro-2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-5-methyl-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydrocyclopenta-[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one (Compound A).


DETAIL DESCRIPTION



[0024] As use herein, the term "crystal" or "crystals" or "crystalline" or "crystalinic" refers to any solid that has a short or long range order of the molecules, atoms or ions in a fixed lattice arrangement. Crystals of the present invention may be in a single crystal form. Therefore, the crystals of the present invention may be in a triclinic, monoclinic, orthorhombic, tetragonal, rhobohedral, hexagonal or cubic crystal form or mixtures thereof. In particular embodiment, the crystals of the present invention are in dry crystalline form. In another particular embodiment, the crystals of the present invention are substantially free of other forms, e.g., free of amorphous or other crystal forms.

[0025] The term "substantially free" of other crystal forms refers to less than about 10 wt. %, preferably less than about 5 wt. %, more preferably less than about 2 wt. %, still preferably less than about 1 wt. %, still preferably less than about about 0.1%, most preferably less than about 0.01 wt. % of other crystal forms, e.g., amorphous or other crystal forms.

[0026] The term "predominantly" or "substantially entirely in a single form" refers to less than about 10 wt. %, preferably less than about 5 wt. %, more preferably less than about 2 wt. %, still preferably less than about 1 wt. %, still preferably less than about about 0.1%, most preferably less than about 0.01 wt. % of other crystal forms, e.g., amorphous or other crystal forms.

[0027] In particular embodiment, the Crystals of the invention may be contain an amount of solvent, e.g., in solvate form, or trace amounts of water, e.g., in hydrate form. Preferably, the Crystals of the invention are in solvate form or non-solvate form. Still preferably, the crystals of the invention are in solvate and non-hydrate form.

[0028] The mono-phosphate salt crystals of the invention preferably have a free base to acid ratio of 1 to 1. For example, the phosphate salt crystal of the invention may comprise 1 molar equivalent of the free base to 1 molar equivalent of phosphate.

[0029] The term "solvate" refers to crystalline solid adducts containing either stoichiometric or nonstoichiometric amounts of a solvent incorporated within the crystal structure. Therefore, the term "non-solvate" form herein refers to crystals that are free or substantially free of solvent molecules within the crystal structures of the invention. Similarly, the term "non-hydrate" form herein refers to crystals that are free or substantially free of water molecules within the crystal structures of the invention.

[0030] The term "amorphous" form refers to solids of disordered arrangements of molecules and do not possess a distinguishable crystal lattice.

[0031] Unless further modified, the term "Compound A" refers to (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H-one in free base form, having the following structure:



[0032] The phrase "crystal of Compound A" refers to the crystal of the compound A in free base form. The term "free base crystal" is also used to refer to such crystal. Therefore, "free base crystal of Compound A" also refers to the crystal of Compound A in free base form. The term "salt crystal" is intended to refer to the crystal of Compound A in salt form.

[0033] The crystallinity or the morphology of the crystals of the present Invention may be determined by a number of methods, including, but not limited to single crystal X-ray diffraction, X-ray powder diffraction, polarizing optical microscopy, thermal microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), infared adsorption spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy. Characterization of solvates or hydrates or lack thereof may also be determined by DSC and/or TGA.

[0034] It is to be understood that X-ray powder diffraction and the differential scanning calorimetry pattern of a given sample may vary a little depending on the instrument used, the time and temperature of the sample when measured and standard experimental errors. Therefore, the temperature and the 2-theta values, d-spacing values, heights and relative intensity of the peaks as setforth herein in Tables 1-6 or in Figures 1-A to 9-A and 1-B to 9B will have an acceptable level of deviation. For example, the values may have an acceptable deviation of e.g., about 20%, 15%, 10%, 5%, 3%, 2% or 1%. In one embodiment, the 2-theta values and/or d-spacing values of the XRPD pattern of the crystals of the current invention have an acceptable deviation of ± 0.2 degrees and/or Å. Further, the XRPD pattern of the crystals of the invention may be identified by the characteristic peaks as recognized by one skilled in the art. For example, the crystals of the invention may be identified by e.g., at least five characteristic peaks, e.g., at least three or at least five peaks, e.g., at least three or at least five peaks having 2-theta values and/or at least three or at least five peaks having d-spacing values as setforth in the XRPD patterns setforth herein. In another embodiment, the crystals of the invention may be identified by 2-theta values and/or d-spacing values as setforth in the XRPD patterns provided herein. Therefore, the term "corresponding with or substantially as" set forth in any of Tables 1-6 or depicted in any of Figures 1-B, 2-B, 3-B, 4-B, 5-B, 6-A, 7-B, 8-B or 9-B refers to any crystals which have an XRPD pattern comprising the major or characteristic peaks as set forth in the tables/figures.

[0035] The term "about" in front of a numerical value refers to the numerical value itself or the numerical value itself ± 20%, ± 15%, ± 10%, preferably ± 5%, preferably ± 3%, preferably ± 2%, preferably ± 1% of that value. For example, when referencing temperature, the term "about" refers to the temperature itself ± 10°C, preferably ± 5°C, preferably ± 3°C of the reference temperature. In another example, when referencing 2-theta angle values, the term "about" refers to the numerical 2-theta angle value itself ± 0.2 degrees of the reference 2-theta angle value. In still another example, when referencing d-spacing values, the term "about" refers to the numerical 2-theta angle value itself ± 0.2 Å of of the reference d-spacing value.

[0036] The invention further relates to the following numbered embodiments:
  1. 1. A crystal of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base (Compound A) as showing by the following chemical formula:

  2. 2. The crystal according to item 1, wherein the crystal is in non-solvate form.
  3. 3. The crystal according to item 1, wherein the crystal is in solvate form.
  4. 4. The crystal according to item 3, wherein the crystal is in solvate form with alcohol.
  5. 5. The crystal according to item 4, wherein the crystal is in solvate form with methanol, ethanol, propanol or butanol.
  6. 6. The crystal according to item 2 to 5, wherein the crystal is in non-hydrate or hydrate form.
  7. 7. The crystal according to item 1, wherein said crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern selected from the following:
    1. a) an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having d-spacing values selected from the group consisting of 14.34, 11.65, 10.83, 7.91, 7.16, 6.89, 6.59, 5.82, 5.37, 5.03, 4.87, 4.64, 4.48, 4.23, 4.06, 3.93, 3.85, 3.75, 3.59, 3.45, 3.35, 3.21, 3.14, 3.01, 2.89, 2.81, 2.74, 2.68, 2.61, 2.47, 2.42, 2.34 and 2.28Å;
    2. b) an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having d-spacing values selected from the group consisting of 14.67, 11.68, 10.96, 7.95, 7.39, 7.30, 6.80, 5.85, 5.57, 5.42, 4.86, 4.60, 4.36, 4.23, 4.14, 4.03, 3.95, 3.82, 3.71, 3.51, 3.46, 3.34, 3.22, 3.10, 3.02, 2.94, 2.91, 2.86, 2.77, 2.62, 2.55, 2.51, 2.42 and 2.33Å;
    3. c) an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having d-spacing values selected from the group consisting of 14.67, 11.53, 10.80, 7.95, 7.25, 6.93, 6.59, 5.95, 5.76, 5.41, 4.86, 4.68, 4.47, 4.33, 4.24, 4.06, 3.95, 3.82, 3.61, 3.44, 3.36, 3.25, 3.19, 3.02, 2.96, 2.87, 2.77, 2.71, 2.63, 2.58, 2.53, 2.48, 2.38, 2.35 and 2.32Å;
    4. d) an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having d-spacing values selected from the group consisting of 19.11, 12.51, 11.41, 11.01, 9.58, 8.95, 8.40, 6.60, 6.37, 6.10, 5.74, 5.33, 5.13, 4.83, 4.56, 4.39, 4.16, 3.91, 3.81, 3.58, 3.37, 3.26, 3.15, 3.03, 2.97, 2.87 and 2.84Å;
    5. e) an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having d-spacing values selected from the group consisting of 12.58, 10.75, 8.89, 7.76, 7.36, 6.95, 6.57, 6.10, 5.50, 5.16, 4.74, 4.47, 4.12, 3.96, 3.87, 3.80, 3.72, 3.63, 3.47, 3.33, 3.25, 3.14, 3.06, 2.99, 2.91, 2.86, 2.81, 2.78, 2.61, 2.56, 2.47 and 2.33 Å; and
    6. f) an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having d-spacing values selected from the group consisting of 12.51, 10.80, 8.95, 7.78, 7.28, 6.93, 6.62, 6.14, 5.53, 5.13, 4.77, 4.45, 4.14, 3.96, 3.79, 3.64, 3.52, 3.40, 3.28, 3.15, 3.05, 2.65, 2.63, 2.51 and 2.47Å.
  8. 8. The crystal according to item 1, wherein said crystal exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern selected from the following:
    1. a) an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having d-spacing values selected from the group consisting of 14.34, 11.65, 10.83, 5.82, 4.87, 4.64, 4.48, 4.23, 3.93 and 3.21Å;
    2. b) an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having d-spacing values selected from the group consisting of 14.67, 11.68, 10.96, 5.85, 4.86, 4.60, 4.23, 4.03, 3.95 and 3.22Å;
    3. c) an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having d-spacing values selected from the group consisting of 14.67, 11.53, 10.80, 5.76, 4.86, 4.68, 4.47, 4.24, 4.06 and 3.95Å;
    4. d) an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having d-spacing values selected from the group consisting of 12.51, 11.41, 11.01, 9.58, 8.95, 6.60, 5.13, 4.16 and 3.81Å;
    5. e) an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having d-spacing values selected from the group consisting of 12.58, 10.75, 5.50, 4.74, 4.47, 3.96, 3.87, 3.80, 3.72 and 3.14Å; and
    6. f) an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having d-spacing values selected from the group consisting of 12.51, 10.80, 5.53, 4.77, 4.45, 4.14, 3.96, 3.79, 3.64, 3.40, 3.28 and 3.15Å.
  9. 9. The crystal according to item 1, wherein said crystal exhibits a Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) melting endotherm pattern as follows:
    1. a) a Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) pattern comprising an endothermic peak at about 107°C-108°C or a Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) pattern corresponding with or substantially as depicted in Figure 1-A or 6-B;
    2. b) a Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) pattern comprising anendothermic peak between the range of 112-118°C or a Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) pattern corresponding with or substantially as depicted in Figure 2-A;
    3. c) a Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) pattern comprising an endothermic peak at about 97°C or exhibit a Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) pattern corresponding with or substantially as depicted in Figure 3-A;
    4. d) a Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) pattern comprising an endothermic peak at about 126°C or a Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) pattern corresponding with or substantially as depicted in Figure 4-A;
    5. e) a Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) pattern comprising an endothermic peak at about 84°-85°C or a Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) pattern corresponding with or substantially as depicted in Figure 5-A; and
    6. f) a Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) pattern comprising an endothermic at about 79°C, for example about 78.6°C; or a Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) pattern corresponding with or substantially as depicted in Figure 7-A.
  10. 10. A process for the preparation of a salt of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino) -2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a] -pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one (Compound A), comprising:
    1. (1) dissolving a crystal of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base (Compound A) in a non-solvate or solvate form in a solvent;
    2. (2) adding an acid optionally in a solvent, to the solution obtained in the step (1), and
    3. (3) stirring the mixture obtained in the step (2) to result in the objective salt.
  11. 11. The process according to item 10, wherein said salt is a salt crystal.
  12. 12. The process according to item 10 or 11, wherein said salt crystal is selected from fumarate, phosphate, (1-hydrox-2)-naphthoate, mesylate or benzoate salt crystal.
  13. 13. The process according to item 11 or 12, wherein the acid of step (2) is selected from fumaric acid, phosphoric acid, tartaric acid, methanesulfonic acid and benzoic acid.
  14. 14. The process according to any one of items 10-12, wherein the solvent of step (1) and/or (2) is methanol, acetonitrile, acetone or mixtures thereof.
  15. 15. A process for the preparation of a mono-phosphate salt crystal of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5 -methyl-3 -(phenylamino) -2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a] -pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one (Compound A), which comprises:
    1. (1) dissolving a crystal of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base (Compound A) in a non-solvate or solvate form, in a solvent;
    2. (2) adding phosphoric acid in a solvent to the solution obtained in the step (1), and
    3. (3) stirring the mixture obtained in the step (2) to result in the objective mono-phosphate salt crystal.
  16. 16. The process according to item 15, wherein the solvent in the step (1) is selected from acetone and acetonitrile.
  17. 17. The process according to item 15 or 16, wherein the solvent in the step (2) is selected from acetone or acetonitrile.
  18. 18. The process according to any of items 15-17, wherein the amount of phosphoric acid to be added in the step (2) is almost (about) equimolecular quantity to the amount of crystal of the (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3 -(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base (Compound A) in non-solvate form or in solvate form of the step (1).
  19. 19. The process according to any of items 15-18, wherein water is additionally added in the step (2);
  20. 20. The process according to any of items 15-19, wherein the mixture is stirred at 20 to 70°C in the step (3).
  21. 21. The process according to item 20, wherein the mixture is stirred at about 50°C, about 32°C, about 38°C or about 39°C.
  22. 22. A salt crystal of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one (Compound A) in hemi-fumarate, 0.5 ethyl acetate, 0.3 acetone solvate form; or in benzoate non-solvate form.
  23. 23. The salt crystals according to item 22, wherein the salt crystal is in hemi-fumarate, 0.5 ethyl acetate, 0.3 acetone solvate form, and exhibit an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having d-spacing values selected from the group consisting of: 14.67, 11.97, 10.99, 8.19, 7.41, 6.98, 6.46, 6.14, 5.89, 5.59, 5.20, 5.01, 4.66, 4.61, 4.30, 4.07, 3.93, 3.74, 3.59, 3.47, 3.34, 3.23, 3.06, 3.00, 2.94, 2.86, 2.80, 2.62, 2.54, 2.51 and 2.40Å.
  24. 24. The salt crystals according to item 22 or 23, wherein the salt crystal is in hemi-fumarate, 0.5 ethyl acetate, 0.3 acetone solvate form, and exhibit an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having d-spacing values selected from the group consisting of: 14.67, 11.97, 7.41, 6.98, 6.46, 5.20, 5.01, 4.66, 4.30, 4.07, 3.93, 3.74 and 3.59Å.
  25. 25. The salt crystals according to item 22, 23 or 24, wherein the salt crystal is in hemi-fumarate, 0.5 ethyl acetate, 0.3 acetone solvate form, and exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern substantially as depicted in Figure 8-B.
  26. 26. The salt crystals according to any one of items 22-25, wherein the salt crystal exhibits a differential scanning calorimetry pattern substantially as depicted in Figure 8-A.
  27. 27. The salt crystals according to item 22, wherein the salt crystal is in benzoate non-solvate form, and exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising at least five peaks having d-spacing values selected from the group consisting of: 14.15, 12.17, 7.31, 5.93, 5.59, 5.15, 4.52, 4.07, 3.92, 3.64, 3.50, 3.42, 3.29, 3.21 and 3.11Å.
  28. 28. The salt crystals according to item 22, wherein the salt crystal is in benzoate non-solvate form, and exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising peaks having d-spacing values selected from the group consisting of: 14.15, 7.31, 5.15, 4.07 and 3.92, 3Å.
  29. 29. The salt crystals according to item 22, wherein the salt crystal is in benzoate non-solvate form, and exhibits an X-ray powder diffraction pattern substantially as depicted in Figure 9-B.
  30. 30. The salt crystals according to item 22, 27, 28 or 29, wherein the salt crystal exhibits a differential scanning calorimetry pattern substantially as depicted in Figure 9-A.
  31. 31. A process for the preparation of the crystal of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino) -2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent-[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a] -pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base (compound A) in solvate form, comprising:
    1. (1) dissolving a salt crystal of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]-pyrimidin-4(2H)-one (compound A) in a non-solvate or solvate form, in the mixture of an organic solvent and aqueous basic solution,
    2. (2) separating the organic layer,
    3. (3) adding a solvent to the organic solution obtained in the step (2), and
    4. (4) stirring the mixture obtained in the step (3) to result in the objective crystal.
  32. 32. The process according to item 31, wherein the crystal of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino) -2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent- [4,5]imidazo[1,2-a] -pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base (Compound A) being prepared is in an ethanol solvate form; the salt crystal of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]-pyrimidin-4(2H)-one (compound A) of step (1) is a hemi-fumarate salt crystal, in a non-solvate or solvate form; and the solvent of step (3) is ethanol.
  33. 33. The process according to item 32, wherein the salt crystal of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]-pyrimidin-4(2H)-one (compound A) hemi-fumarate in a non-solvate or solvate form of step (1) is the salt crystal of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one hemi-fumarate, 0.5 ethyl acetate, 0.3 acetone solvate.
  34. 34. The process according to item 31, 32 or 33, wherein the crystal of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]-pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base (compound A) in ethanol solvate form is a crystal of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5 -methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]-pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base (compound A) mono-ethanol solvate.
  35. 35. The process according to any one of items 15-21, further comprises the steps of preparing the free base crystal of Compound A according to any one of items 31-34.
  36. 36. A process for the preparation of a mono-phosphate salt crystal of Compound A comprising:

    (i) dissolving the salt crystal of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]-pyrimidin-4(2H)-one (compound A) in hemi-fumarate in a non-solvate or solvate form, in the mixture of an organic solvent and aqueous basic solution;

    (j) separating the organic layer;

    (k) adding ethanol, to the organic solution obtained in the step (b);

    (l) stirring the mixture obtained in the step (c) to result in the objective crystal;

    (m)isolating the crystals obtained form step (d);

    (n) dissolving the crystals obtained from step (e);

    (o) adding phosphoric acid in a solvent to the solution obtained in step (b); and

    (p) stiring the mixture obtained in step (c) to result in the objective salt.


EXAMPLES



[0037] The method of making the Compound (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one is generally described in WO 2009/075784, the contents of which are incorporated by reference in their entirety. This compound can also be prepared as summarized or similarly summarized in the following reaction scheme.





[0038] In particular, (6aR,9aS)-3-chloro-2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-5-methyl-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydrocyclopenta[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one (Int-5) may be prepared as described or similarly described below. The free base crystals and the mono-phosphate salt crystals of the invention may be prepared by using the methods described or similarly described in Examples 1-14 below.

Preparation of (6aR,9aS)-3-chloro-2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-5-methyl-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydrocyclopenta[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one


(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methanol



[0039] 



[0040] The mixture of Na2CO3 (121 g), water (500 mL), THF (650 mL), PdCl2(PPh3)2 (997 mg), 2-bromo-6-fluoropyridine (100 g) and 4-(hydroxymethyl)phenylboronic acid (90.7 g) is stirred at 65°C for 4 h under the nitrogen atmosphere. After cooling to room temperature, THF (200 mL) is added. The organic layer is separated and washed with 5% NaCl solution twice. The organic layer is concentrated to 400 mL. After the addition of toluene (100 mL), heptane (500 mL) is added at 55°C. The mixture is cooled to room temperature. The crystals are isolated by filtration, washed with the mixture of toluene (100 mL) and heptane (100 mL) and dried to give (4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methanol (103 g). 1H NMR (500 MHz, CDCl3) δ 1.71-1.78 (m, 1H), 4.74-4.79 (m, 2H), 6.84-6.88 (m, 1H), 7.44-7.50 (m, 2H), 7.61-7.65 (m, 1H), 7.80-7.88 (m, 1H), 7.98-8.04 (m, 2H).

2-(4-(chloromethyl)phenyl)-6-fluoropyridine



[0041] 



[0042] The solution of thionylchloride (43.1 mL) in AcOEt (200 mL) is added to the mixture of (4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methanol (100 g), DMF (10 mL) and AcOEt (600 mL) at room temperature. The mixture is stirred at room temperature for 1 h. After cooling to 10°C, 15% Na2CO3 solution is added. The organic layer is separated and washed with water (500 mL) and 5% NaCl solution (500 mL) twice. The organic layer is concentrated to 500 mL. After the addition of EtOH (500 mL), the mixture is concentrated to 500 mL. After addition of EtOH (500 mL), the mixture is concentrated to 500 mL. After the addition of EtOH (500 mL), the mixture is concentrated to 500 mL. After addition of EtOH (200 mL), water (700 mL) is added at 40°C. The mixture is stirred at room temperature. The crystals are isolated by filtration and dried to give 2-(4-(chloromethyl)phenyl)-6-fluoropyridine (89.5 g). 1H NMR (500 MHz, CDCl3) δ 4.64 (s, 2H), 6.86-6.90 (m, 1H), 7.47-7.52 (m, 2H), 7.60-7.65 (m, 1H), 7.82-7.88 (m, 1H), 7.98-8.03 (m, 2H).

6-chloro-1-(4-methoxybenzyl)-3-methylpyrimidine-2,4(1H,3H)-dione



[0043] 



[0044] The mixture of 6-chloro-3-methyluracil (100 g), p-methoxybenzylchloride (107 g), K2CO3 (86.1 g) and DMAc (600 mL) is stirred at 75°C for 4 h. Water (400 mL) is added at 45°C and the mixture is cooled to room temperature. Water (800 mL) is added and the mixture is stirred at room temperature. The crystals are isolated by filtration, washed with the mixture of DMAc and water (1:2, 200mL) and dried to give 6-chloro-1-(4-methoxybenzyl)-3-methylpyrimidine-2,4(1H,3H)-dione (167 g). 1H NMR (500 MHz, CDCl3) δ 3.35 (s, 3H), 3.80 (s, 3H), 5.21 (s, 2H), 5.93 (s, 1H), 6.85-6.89 (m, 2H), 7.26-7.32 (m, 2H).

6-hydrazinyl-1-(4-methoxybenzyl)-3-methylpyrimidine-2,4(1H,3H)-dione



[0045] 



[0046] The mixture of 6-chloro-1-(4-methoxybenzyl)-3-methylpyrimidine-2,4(1H,3H)-dione (165 g), IPA (990 mL), water (124 mL) and hydrazine hydrate (62.9 mL) is stirred at room temperature for 1 h. The mixture is warmed to 60°C and stirred at the same temperature for 4 h. Isopropyl acetate (1485 mL) is added at 45°C and the mixture is stirred at the same temperature for 0.5 h. The mixture is cooled at 10°C and stirred for 1h. The crystals are isolated by filtration, washed with the mixture of IPA and isopropyl acetate (1:2, 330 mL) and dried to give 6-hydrazinyl-1-(4-methoxybenzyl)-3-methylpyrimidine-2,4(1H,3H)-dione (153 g). 1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 3.12 (s, 3H), 3.71 (s, 3H), 4.36 (s, 2H), 5.01 (s, 2H), 5.14 (s, 1H), 6.87-6.89 (m, 2H), 7.12-7.17 (m, 2H), 8.04 (s, 1H).

7-(4-methoxybenzyl)-5-methyl-2H-pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidine-4,6(5H,7H)-dione



[0047] 



[0048] To the mixture of DMF (725 mL) and 6-hydrazinyl-1-(4-methoxybenzyl)-3-methylpyrimidine-2,4(1H,3H)-dione (145 g) is added POCl3 (58.5 mL) at 5°C. The mixture is stirred at room temperature for 1 h. Water (725 mL) is added at 50°C and the mixture is stirred at room temperature for 1 h. The crystals are isolated by filtration, washed with the mixture of DMF and water (1:1, 290 mL) and dried to give 7-(4-methoxybenzyl)-5-methyl-2H-pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidine-4,6(5H,7H)-dione (145 g). 1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 3.23 (s, 3H), 3.71 (s, 3H), 5.05 (s, 2H), 6.82-6.90 (m, 2H), 7.28-7.36 (m, 2H), 8.48 (s, 1H), 13.51 (br, 1H).

2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-7-(4-methoxybenzyl)-5-methyl-2H-pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidine-4,6(5H,7H)-dione



[0049] 



[0050] The mixture of 2-(4-(chloromethyl)phenyl)-6-fluoropyridine (100 g), 7-(4-methoxybenzyl)-5-methyl-2H-pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidine-4,6(5H,7H)-dione (129 g), K2CO3 (62.3 g) and DMAc (1500 mL) is stirred at 45°C for 5 h. Water (1500 mL) is added at 40°C and the mixture is stirred at room temperature for 1 h. The crystals are isolated by filtration, washed with the mixture of DMAc and water (1:1, 500 mL) and dried to give 2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-7-(4-methoxybenzyl)-5-methyl-2H-pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidine-4,6(5H,7H)-dione (207 g). 1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 3.21 (s, 3H), 3.66 (s, 3H), 4.98 (s, 2H), 5.45 (s, 2H), 6.77-6.82 (m, 2H), 7.13-7.16 (m, 1H), 7.25-7.30 (m, 2H), 7.41-7.44 (m, 2H), 7.92-7.96 (m, 1H), 8.04-8.11 (m, 3H), 8.68 (s, 1H).

2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-5-methyl-2H-pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidine-4,6(5H,7H)-dione



[0051] 



[0052] The mixture of 2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-7-(4-methoxybenzyl)-5-methyl-2H-pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidine-4,6(5H,7H)-dione (105 g), CF3COOH (300 mL) and CF3SO3H (100 g) is stirred at room temperature for 10 h. Acetonitrile (1000 mL) is added. The mixture is added to the mixture of 25% NH3 (1000 mL) and acetonitrile (500 mL) at 10°C. The mixture is stirred at room temperature for 1 h. The crystals are isolated by filtration, washed with the mixture of acetonitirile and water (1:1, 500 mL) and dried to give the crude product. The mixture of the crude product and AcOEt (1200 mL) is stirred at room temperature for 1 h. The crystals are isolated by filtration, washed with AcOEt (250 mL) and dried to give 2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-5-methyl-2H-pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidine-4,6(5H,7H)-dione (75.3 g). 1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 3.16 (s, 3H), 3.50-4.00 (br, 1H), 5.40 (s, 2H), 7.13-7.16 (m, 1H), 7.41-7.44 (m, 2H), 7.91-7.94 (m, 1H), 8.04-8.10 (m, 3H), 8.60 (s, 1H).

2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-6-(((1R,2R)-2-hydroxycyclopentyl)amino)-5-methyl-2H-pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidin-4(5H)-one



[0053] 



[0054] The mixture of BOP reagent (126 g), 2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-5-methyl-2H-pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidine-4,6(5H,7H)-dione (80 g), DBU (136 mL) and THF (1120 mL) is stirred at room temperature for 1 h. (1R,2R)-2-Aminocyclopentanol hydrochloride (37.6 g) and THF (80 mL) are added and the mixture is stirred at room temperature for 5 h. After the addition of 5% NaCl (400 mL) and AcOEt (800 mL), the organic layer is separated. The organic layer is washed with 10% NaCl (400 mL), 1M HCl 15% NaCl (400 mL), 5% NaCl (400 mL), 5% NaHCO3 (400 mL) and 5%NaCl (400 mL) successively. After treatment with active charcoal, the organic layer is concentrated to 400 mL. After the addition of acetonitrile (800 mL), the mixture is concentrated to 400 mL. After the addition of acetonitrile (800 mL), seed crystals are added at 40°C. The mixture is concentrated to 400 mL. Water (800 mL) is added at room temperature and the mixture is stirred for 2 h. The crystals are isolated by filtration, washed with the mixture of acetonitrile and water (1:2, 400 mL) and dried to give 2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-6-(((1R,2R)-2-hydroxycyclopentyl)amino)-5-methyl-2H-pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidin-4(5H)-one (81.7 g). 1H NMR (500 MHz, CDCl3) δ 1.47-1.59 (m, 1H), 1.68-1.93 (m, 3H), 2.02-2.12 (m, 1H), 2.24-2.34 (m, 1H), 3.42 (s, 3H), 3.98-4.12 (m, 2H), 4.68-4.70 (m, 1H), 5.37 (s, 2H), 6.86-6.90 (m, 1H), 7.36-7.42 (m, 2H), 7.58-7.63 (m, 1H), 7.81-7.88 (m, 1H), 7.89 (s, 1H), 7.97-8.01 (m, 2H).

(6aR,9aS)-2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-5-methyl-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydrocyclopenta[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one



[0055] 



[0056] The mixture of 2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-6-(((1R,2R)-2-hydroxycyclopentyl)amino)-5-methyl-2H-pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidin-4(5H)-one (80 g), p-toluenesulfonylchloride (38.6 g), Et3N (28.2 mL), N,N-dimethylaminopyridine (24.7 g) and THF (800 mL) is stirred at 50°C for 10 h. To the mixture is added 8M NaOH (11.5 mL) at room temperature and the mixture is stirred for 2 h. After the addition of 5% NaCl (400 mL) and AcOEt (800 mL), the organic layer is separated. The organic layer is washed with 5%NaCl (400 mL) twice. The organic layer is concentrated to 240 mL. After the addition of MeOH (800 mL), the mixture is concentrated to 240 mL. After the addition of MeOH (800 mL), the mixture is concentrated to 240 mL. After the addition of MeOH (160 mL), the mixture is stirred at room temperature for 1 h and at 0°C for 1 h. The crystals are isolated by filtration, washed with cold MeOH (160 mL) and dried to give (6aR,9aS)-2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-5-methyl-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydrocyclopenta[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one (55.7 g). 1H NMR (500 MHz, CDCl3) δ 1.39-1.54 (m, 1H), 1.58-1.81 (m, 3H), 1.81-1.92 (m, 1H), 2.12-2.22 (m, 1H), 3.28 (s, 3H), 4.61-4.70 (m, 2H), 5.20 (s, 2H), 6.79-6.85 (m, 1H), 7.25-7.32 (m, 2H), 7.53-7.58 (m, 1H), 7.68 (s, 1H), 7.75-7.83 (m, 1H), 7.92-7.98 (m, 2H).

(6aR,9aS)-3-chloro-2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-5-methyl-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydrocyclopenta[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one



[0057] 



[0058] The mixture of (6aR,9aS)-2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-5-methyl-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydrocyclopenta[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one (50 g) and toluene (1000 mL) is concentrated to 750 mL under the nitrogen atmosphere. Toluene (250 mL) and NCS (24 g) is added. To the mixture is added LiHMDS (1M THF solution, 204 mL) at 0°C and the mixture is stirred for 0.5 h. To the mixture is added 20% NH4Cl (50 mL) at 5°C. The mixture is concentrated to 250 mL. After the addition of EtOH (250 mL), the mixture is concentrated to 150 mL. After the addition of EtOH (250 mL), the mixture is concentrated to 200 mL. After the addition of EtOH (200 mL), the mixture is warmed to 50°C. Water (300 mL) is added and the mixture is stirred at 50°C for 0.5 h. After stirring at room temperature for 1 h, the crystals are isolated by filtration, washed with the mixture of EtOH and water (1:1, 150 mL) and dried to give (6aR,9aS)-3-chloro-2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-5-methyl-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydrocyclopenta[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one (51.1 g). 1H NMR (500 MHz, CDCl3) δ 1.46-1.61 (m, 1H), 1.67-1.90 (m, 3H), 1.92-2.00 (m, 1H), 2.19-2.27 (m, 1H), 3.37 (s, 3H), 4.66-4.77 (m, 2H), 5.34 (s, 2H), 6.87-6.93 (m, 1H), 7.35-7.41 (m, 2H), 7.59-7.65 (m, 1H), 7.82-7.91 (m, 1H), 7.97-8.05 (m, 2H).

EXAMPLE 1


Crystals of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base mono-ethanol solvate



[0059] 



[0060] The mixture of (6aR,9aS)-3-chloro-2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-5-methyl-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydrocyclopenta[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one (2.5 g), K2CO3 (1.53 g), Pd(OAc)2 (12.5 mg), Xantphos (32 mg), aniline (0.76 mL), and xylene (12.5 mL) is stirred at 125°C for 7 h under nitrogen atmosphere. After addition of water (12.5 mL), the organic layer is separated. The organic layer is washed with water (12.5 mL) twice. The organic layer is extracted with the mixture of DMAc (6.25 mL) and 0.5N HCl (12.5 mL). The organic layer is extracted with the mixture of DMAc (3.2 mL) and 0.5N HCl (6.25 mL). After addition of DMAc (6.25 mL), xylene (12.5 mL) and 25 wt % aqueous NH3 solution to the combined aqueous layer, the organic layer is separated. The aqueous layer is extracted with xylene (6.25 mL). The combined organic layer is washed with water (12.5 mL), 2.5 wt % aqueous 1,2-cyclohexanediamine solution (12.5 mL) twice and water (12.5 mL) successively. After treatment with active charcoal, the organic layer is concentrated. After addition of EtOH (12.5 mL), the mixture is concentrated. After addition of EtOH (12.5 mL), the mixture is concentrated. After addition of EtOH (12.5 mL), n-heptane (25 mL) is added at 70°C. The mixture is cooled to 5°C and stirred at same temperature. The crystals are isolated by filtration and dried to give (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base mono-ethanol solvate (2.56 g) as crystals.

[0061] 1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 0.98-1.13 (m, 3H), 1.34-1.52 (m, 1H), 1.54-1.83 (m, 4H), 2.03-2.17 (m, 1H), 3.11 (s, 3H), 3.39-3.54 (m, 2H), 4.29-4.43 (m, 1H), 4.51-4.60 (m, 1H), 4.60-4.70 (m, 1H), 5.15-5.35 (m, 2H), 6.71-6.88 (m, 3H), 7.05-7.29 (m, 5H), 7.81-7.93 (m, 1H), 7.94-8.11 (m, 3H), 8.67 (s, 1H).

[0062] The Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) thermograph of mono-ethanol solvate free base crystals are obtained as described or similarly described herein and the DSC is depicted in Figure 1-A. Approximately 2 mg of sample is weighed into an aluminum DSC pan and sealed hermetic lid (crimped). The sample is then loaded into a Hitachi High-Tech DSC6220ASD-2 at 30°C. The sample is heated from 30 to 250°C at scan rate of 5°C/min and the resulting heat flow response is monitored. A 50 mL/min nitrogen purge is used to prevent thermally induced oxidation of the sample during heating and to reduce the thermal lag through the sample to increase the instrument sensitivity.

[0063] The XRPD of mono-ethanol solvate free base crystals is obtained as described or similarly described herein. The result is depicted in Figure 1-B. Approximately 20 mg of sample is gently put on the XRPD glass sample holder. The sample is then loaded into a MiniFlex II and analyzed using the following experimental conditions.

Tube anode: Cu

Generator tension: 30 kV

Tube current: 15 mA

Wavelength alpha 1: 1.5406 A

Wavelength alpha 2: 1.5444 A

Start angle [2 theta]: 3

End angle [2 theta]: 40

Scan speed 6.000 °/min

Scan step size: 0.02

The XRPD pattern of the mono-ethanol solvate crystals is depicted in Figure 1-B and has peaks as set forth in Table 1 below:
Table 1
NoPos. [°2Th.]d-spacing [Å]Height [cps]Rel. Int. [%]
1 6.16 14.3361 15985 100
2 7.58 11.6533 7985 50
3 8.16 10.8263 6641 42
4 11.18 7.9077 890 6
5 12.36 7.1553 3411 22
6 12.84 6.8888 2076 13
7 13.42 6.5924 2257 15
8 15.20 5.8241 4004 26
9 16.48 5.3746 433 3
10 17.62 5.0293 1692 11
11 18.22 4.8650 6533 41
12 19.10 4.6428 8513 54
13 19.78 4.4847 6436 41
14 20.98 4.2308 5242 33
15 21.90 4.0551 3182 20
16 22.58 3.9345 9727 61
17 23.10 3.8471 751 5
18 23.72 3.7479 1621 11
19 24.78 3.5900 2058 13
20 25.78 3.4529 2825 18
21 26.56 3.3533 1085 7
22 27.76 3.2110 5312 34
23 28.44 3.1357 1078 7
24 29.64 3.0115 2655 17
25 30.94 2.8878 807 6
26 31.82 2.8099 352 3
27 32.60 2.7445 321 2
28 33.40 2.6805 411 3
29 34.26 2.6152 951 6
30 36.28 2.4741 278 2
31 37.18 2.4162 302 2
32 38.36 2.3446 384 3
33 39.52 2.2784 224 2

EXAMPLE 1-B


Crystals of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base mono-ethanol solvate



[0064] 



[0065] 31mg of (6aR,9a,S)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base is dissolved in 1mL of ethanol. The solution is sonicated for 10 seonds and instant precipitation of white solids is observed. The solids are filtered using vacuum filtration and then air dried.

[0066] The Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) thermograph and the thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) of the mono-ethanol solvate crystals is obtained as described or similarly described herein and the DSC and TGA is depicted in Figure 6-B.

[0067] DSC: Approximately, 4 mg of sample is weighed into an aluminium DSC pan. The sample is then loaded into a Perkin-Elmer Jade DSC at -10 °C. The sample is heated from -10 °C to 90 °C at various scan rates (1 °C/min and 50 °C/min) and resulting heat flow response is monitored. A 20 cm3/min nitrogen purge is used to prevent thermally induced oxidation of the sample during heating and to reduce the thermal lag through the sample to increase the instrument sensitivity. Prior to analysis, the instrument is temperature and heat-flow calibrated using an indium reference standard.

[0068] TGA: Approximately 5 mg of sample is accurately weighed into a ceramic crucible and it is placed into the chamber of Perkin-Elmer STA 600 TGA/DTA analyzer at ambient temperature. The sample is then heated at a rate of 10 °C/min from 25 °C to 350 °C during which time the change in weight monitored as well as DTA signal. The purge gas used is nitrogen at a flow rate of 20 cm3/min. Prior to analysis the instrument is weight calibrated using a 100 mg reference weight and temperature calibrated using an indium reference standard.

[0069] The X-ray powder diffraction pattern of the solids is obtained by using a method described or similarly described herein and the XRPD is depicted in Figure 6-A. Approximately 20mg of sample is gently compressed on the XRPD zero back ground single obliquely cut silica sample holder. The sample is then loaded into a Philips X-Pert PRO diffractometer and analyzed using the following experimental conditions:

Tube anode: Cu

Generator tension: 40 kV

Tube current: 40 mA

Wavelength alpha1: 1.5406 Å

Wavelength alpha2: 1.5444 Å

Start angle [2 theta]: 4

End angle [2 theta]: 40

Time per step: 2.5 seconds

Scan step size: 0.016


EXAMPLE 2


Crystals of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base mono-n-propanol solvate



[0070] 



[0071] The mixture of (6aR,9aS)-3-chloro-2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-5-methyl-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydrocyclopenta[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one (10 g), K2CO3 (6.14 g), Pd(OAc)2 (50 mg), Xantphos (128 mg), aniline (3.04 mL), DMAc (5 mL) and xylene (50 mL) is stirred at 125°C for 5 h under nitrogen atmosphere. After addition of water (50 mL), the organic layer is separated. The organic layer is washed with the mixture of DMAc (25 mL) and water (50 mL) twice. The organic layer is extracted with the mixture of DMAc (25 mL) and 0.5N HCl (50 mL). The organic layer is extracted with the mixture of DMAc (12.5 mL) and 0.5N HCl (25 mL). After addition of DMAc (25 mL), xylene (50 mL) and 25 wt % aqueous NH3 solution to the combined aqueous layer, the organic layer is separated. The aqueous layer is extracted with xylene (25 mL). The combined organic layer is washed with water (50 mL), 2.5 wt % aqueous 1,2-cyclohexanediamine solution (50 mL) twice and water (50 mL) successively. After treatment with active charcoal, the organic layer (300 g) is obtained. The organic layer (60 g) is measured and concentrated. After addition of n-propanol, the mixture is concentrated. After addition of n-propanol (10 mL), n-heptane (10 mL) is added at 90°C. The mixture is cooled to room temperature. The crystals are isolated by filtration and dried to give (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base mono-n-propanol solvate (2.23 g) as crystals.

[0072] 1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 0.74-0.92 (m, 3H), 1.31-1.50 (m, 3H), 1.54-1.83 (m, 4H), 1.98-2.21 (m, 1H), 3.11 (s, 3H), 3.25-3.42 (m, 2H), 4.29-4.43 (m, 1H), 4.51-4.60 (m, 1H), 4.60-4.70 (m, 1H), 5.15-5.35 (m, 2H), 6.71-6.88 (m, 3H), 7.05-7.29 (m, 5H), 7.81-7.93 (m, 1H), 7.94-8.11 (m, 3H), 8.66 (s, 1H).

[0073] The Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) thermograph of mono-n-propanol solvate free base crystals is obtained as described or similarly described herein and the DSC is depicted in Figure 2-A. Approximately 3 mg of sample is weighed into an aluminum DSC pan and sealed hermetic lid (crimped). The sample is then loaded into a Hitachi High-Tech DSC6220ASD-2 at 30°C. The sample is heated from 30 to 250 °C at scan rate of 5°C/min and the resulting heat flow response is monitored. A 50 mL/min nitrogen purge is used to prevent thermally induced oxidation of the sample during heating and to reduce the thermal lag through the sample to increase the instrument sensitivity.

[0074] The XRPD of the mono-n-propanol solvate free base crystals is obtained as described or similarly described herein. The result is depicted in Figure 2-B. Approximately 20 mg of sample is gently put on the XRPD glass sample holder. The sample is then loaded into a MiniFlex II and analyzed using the following experimental conditions.

Tube anode: Cu

Generator tension: 30 kV

Tube current: 15 mA

Wavelength alpha 1: 1.5406 A

Wavelength alpha 2: 1.5444 A

Start angle [2 theta]: 3

End angle [2 theta]: 40

Scan speed 6.000 °/min

Scan step size: 0.02

The XRPD pattern of the mono-n-propanol solvate fre base crystals is depicted in Figure 2-B and has peaks as set forth in Table 2 below:
Table 2
NoPos. [°2Th.]d-spacing [Å]Height [cps]Rel. Int. [%]
1 6.02 14.6692 4134 22
2 7.56 11.6841 6333 33
3 8.06 10.9604 6419 33
4 11.12 7.9502 1717 9
5 11.96 7.3937 1495 8
6 12.12 7.2964 2064 11
7 13.00 6.8044 3750 20
8 15.14 5.8471 5302 28
9 15.90 5.5693 958 5
10 16.34 5.4203 458 3
11 18.24 4.8597 6917 36
12 19.26 4.6046 19500 100
13 20.36 4.3582 2351 13
14 20.96 4.2348 7782 40
15 21.46 4.1373 2813 15
16 22.06 4.0261 4378 23
17 22.50 3.9483 6583 34
18 23.26 3.8210 547 3
19 23.96 3.7109 2333 12
20 25.32 3.5146 2052 11
21 25.76 3.4556 2554 14
22 26.70 3.3360 2694 14
23 27.64 3.2247 4917 26
24 28.80 3.0974 394 3
25 29.56 3.0194 2188 12
26 30.34 2.9436 867 5
27 30.66 2.9136 584 3
28 31.28 2.8572 1166 6
29 32.26 2.7726 466 3
30 34.14 2.6241 549 3
31 35.12 2.5531 970 5
32 35.78 2.5075 403 3
33 37.16 2.4175 346 2
34 38.54 2.3340 403 3

EXAMPLE 3


Crystals of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base mono-isopropanol solvate



[0075] 



[0076] The mixture of (6aR,9aS)-3-chloro-2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-5-methyl-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydrocyclopenta[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one (10 g), K2CO3 (6.14 g), Pd(OAc)2 (50 mg), Xantphos (128 mg), aniline (3.04 mL), DMAc (5 mL) and xylene (50 mL) is stirred at 125°C for 5 h under nitrogen atmosphere. After addition of water (50 mL), the organic layer is separated. The organic layer is washed with the mixture of DMAc (25 mL) and water (50 mL) twice. The organic layer is extracted with the mixture of DMAc (25 mL) and 0.5N HCl (50 mL). The organic layer is extracted with the mixture of DMAc (12.5 mL) and 0.5N HCl (25 mL). After addition of DMAc (25 mL), xylene (50 mL) and 25 wt % aqueous NH3 solution to the combined aqueous layer, the organic layer is separated. The aqueous layer is extracted with xylene (25 mL). The combined organic layer is washed with water (50 mL), 2.5 wt % aqueous 1,2-cyclohexanediamine solution (50 mL) twice and water (50 mL) successively. After treatment with active charcoal, the organic layer (300 g) is obtained. The organic layer (60 g) is measured and concentrated. After addition of 2-propanol, the mixture is concentrated. After addition of 2-propanol (10 mL), n-heptane (20 mL) is added at 70°C. The mixture is cooled to room temperature. The crystals are isolated by filtration and dried to give (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)-methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base mono-isopropanol solvate (2.13 g) as crystals.

[0077] 1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 1.04 (d, 6H, J=5.99 Hz), 1.30-1.50 (m, 1H), 1.51-1.83 (m, 4H), 1.99-2.20 (m, 1H), 3.11 (s, 3H), 3.72-3.88 (m, 1H), 4.28-4.40 (m, 1H), 4.50-4.60 (m, 1H), 4.60-4.70 (m, 1H), 5.15-5.32 (m, 2H), 6.71-6.91 (m, 3H), 7.01-7.30 (m, 5H), 7.84-7.94 (m, 1H), 7.94-8.12 (m, 3H), 8.65 (s, 1H).

[0078] The Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) thermograph of mono-isopropanol solvate free base crystals is obtained as described or similarly described herein and the DSC is depicted in Figure 3-A. Approximately 2 mg of sample is weighed into an aluminum DSC pan and sealed hermetic lid (crimped). The sample is then loaded into a Hitachi High-Tech DSC6220ASD-2 at 30°C. The sample is heated from 30 to 250°C at scan rate of 5°C/min and the resulting heat flow response is monitored. A 50 mL/min nitrogen purge is used to prevent thermally induced oxidation of the sample during heating and to reduce the thermal lag through the sample to increase the instrument sensitivity.

[0079] The XRPD of mono-isoprpanol solvate free base crystals is obtained as described or similarly described herein. The result is depicted in Figure 3-B. Approximately 20 mg of sample is gently put on the XRPD glass sample holder. The sample is then loaded into a MiniFlex II and analyzed using the following experimental conditions.

Tube anode: Cu

Generator tension: 30 kV

Tube current: 15 mA

Wavelength alpha 1: 1.5406 A

Wavelength alpha 2: 1.5444 A

Start angle [2 theta]: 3

End angle [2 theta]: 40

Scan speed 6.000 °/min

Scan step size: 0.02

The XRPD pattern of mono-isopropanol solvate free base crystals is depicted in Figure 3-B and has peaks as set forth in Table 3 below:
Table 3
NoPos. [°2Th.]d-spacing [Å]Height [cps]Rel. Int. [%]
1 6.02 14.6692 8237 71
2 7.66 11.5318 5866 51
3 8.18 10.7998 5708 49
4 11.12 7.9502 2294 20
5 12.20 7.2487 3111 27
6 12.76 6.9318 2968 26
7 13.42 6.5924 2363 21
8 14.88 5.9487 4043 35
9 15.36 5.7638 6270 54
10 16.36 5.4137 913 8
11 18.24 4.8597 11094 95
12 18.94 4.6817 11691 100
13 19.84 4.4713 7080 61
14 20.50 4.3288 2855 25
15 20.92 4.2428 5215 45
16 21.86 4.0625 5015 43
17 22.48 3.9518 9259 80
18 23.22 3.8275 2798 24
19 24.66 3.6072 2542 22
20 25.90 3.4372 3343 29
21 26.54 3.3558 918 8
22 27.46 3.2454 4116 36
23 27.92 3.1929 2252 20
24 29.60 3.0154 1911 17
25 30.18 2.9588 1085 10
26 31.12 2.8715 837 8
27 32.30 2.7693 493 5
28 33.02 2.7105 536 5
29 34.10 2.6271 1400 12
30 34.70 2.5830 251 3
31 35.42 2.5322 568 5
32 36.22 2.4780 371 4
33 37.72 2.3829 209 2
34 38.30 2.3481 296 3
35 38.82 2.3178 304 3

EXAMPLE 4


Crystals of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base non-solvate



[0080] 



[0081] Crystals of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base mono-n-propanol solvate (2.0 g) is dissolved with ethanol (10 mL) at 70°C. Isopropyl ether (20 mL) is added and the mixture is cooled to 45°C. Isopropyl ether (10 mL) is added and the mixture is stirred at 40°C. The mixture is cooled to 5°C and stirred at same temperature. The crystals are isolated by filtration and dried to give (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base non-solvate (1.7 g) as crystals.

[0082] 1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 1.32-1.51 (m, 1H), 1.53-1.83 (m, 4H), 1.97-2.20 (m, 1H), 3.11 (s, 3H), 4.49-4.60 (m, 1H), 4.60-4.69 (m, 1H), 5.13-5.37 (m, 2H), 6.70-6.90 (m, 3H), 7.04-7.31 (m, 5H), 7.82-7.93 (m, 1H), 7.93-8.12 (m, 3H), 8.67 (s, 1H).

[0083] The Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) thermograph of non-solvate free base crystals is obtained as described or similarly described herein and the DSC is depicted in Figure 4-A. Approximately 3 mg of sample is weighed into an aluminum DSC pan and sealed hermetic lid (crimped). The sample is then loaded into a Hitachi High-Tech DSC6220ASD-2 at 30°C. The sample is heated from 30 to 250°C at scan rate of 5°C/min and the resulting heat flow response is monitored. A 50 mL/min nitrogen purge is used to prevent thermally induced oxidation of the sample during heating and to reduce the thermal lag through the sample to increase the instrument sensitivity.

[0084] The XRPD of non-solvate free base crystals is obtained as described or similarly described herein. The result is depicted in Figure 4-B. Approximately 20 mg of sample is gently put on the XRPD glass sample holder. The sample is then loaded into a MiniFlex II and analyzed using the following experimental conditions.

Tube anode: Cu

Generator tension: 30 kV

Tube current: 15 mA

Wavelength alpha 1: 1.5406 A

Wavelength alpha 2: 1.5444 A

Start angle [2 theta]: 3

End angle [2 theta]: 40

Scan speed 6.000 °/min

Scan step size: 0.02

The XRPD pattern of non-solvate free base crystals is depicted in Figure 4-B and has peaks as set forth in Table 4 below:
Table 4
NoPos. [°2Th.]d-spacing [Å]Height [cps]Rel. Int. [%]
1 4.62 19.1107 273 2
2 7.06 12.5104 4683 31
3 7.74 11.4128 15123 100
4 8.02 11.0149 10678 71
5 9.22 9.5838 1208 8
6 9.88 8.9451 2099 14
7 10.52 8.4023 289 2
8 13.40 6.6022 2653 18
9 13.88 6.3749 1553 11
10 14.52 6.0953 305 3
11 15.42 5.7415 511 4
12 16.62 5.3296 1391 10
13 17.28 5.1275 4822 32
14 18.34 4.8335 2675 18
15 19.44 4.5624 1600 11
16 20.20 4.3924 1250 9
17 21.34 4.1603 6007 40
18 22.70 3.9140 2330 16
19 23.30 3.8145 3311 22
20 24.88 3.5758 2363 16
21 26.44 3.3682 627 5
22 27.32 3.2617 441 3
23 28.28 3.1531 667 5
24 29.42 3.0335 393 3
25 30.04 2.9723 269 2
26 31.18 2.8661 433 3
27 31.42 2.8448 515 4

EXAMPLE 5


Crystals of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base non-solvate



[0085] 



[0086] The mixture of (6aR,9aS)-3-chloro-2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-5-methyl-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydrocyclopenta[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one (25 g), K2CO3 (15.4 g), Pd(OAc)2 (125 mg), Xantphos (321 mg), aniline (7.6 mL), DMAc (6.25 mL) and xylene (125 mL) is stirred at 125°C for 6.5 h under nitrogen atmosphere. After addition of water (125 mL) and DMAc (50 mL), the organic layer is separated. The organic layer is washed with the mixture of DMAc (50 mL) and water (125 mL) twice. The organic layer is extracted with the mixture of DMAc (50 mL) and 0.5N HCl (125 mL). The organic layer is extracted with the mixture of DMAc (50 mL) and 0.5N HCl (62.5 mL). After addition of DMAc (50 mL), xylene (125 mL) and 25 wt % aqueous NH3 solution (25 mL) to the combined aqueous layer, the organic layer is separated. The aqueous layer is extracted with xylene (62.5 mL). The combined organic layer is washed with the mixture of DMAc (50 mL) and water (125 mL), the mixture of DMAc (50 mL) and 2.5 wt % aqueous 1,2-cyclohexanediamine solution (125 mL) twice and the mixture of DMAc (50 mL) and water (125 mL) successively. After treatment with active charcoal (1.25 g), the organic layer is concentrated to 75 mL. After addition of EtOH (125 mL), the mixture is concentrated to 75 mL. After addition of EtOH (125 mL), the mixture is concentrated to 75 mL. After addition of EtOH (125 mL), n-heptane (250 mL) is added at 70°C. After addition of seed crystals of (6aR,9a,S)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one non-solvate, the mixture is cooled to room temperature and stirred at room temperature. The crystals are isolated by filtration and dried to give (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo-[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base non-solvate (23.8 g) as crystals.

EXAMPLE 6


Crystals of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base mono-methanol solvate



[0087] 



[0088] Crystals of (6aR,9a,S)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base mono-ethanol solvate (10 g) are dissolved with toluene (60 mL) at room temperature. The mixture is concentrated. After addition of methanol (60 mL), the mixture is concentrated. After addition of methanol (60 mL), the mixture is concentrated. After addition of methanol (70 mL), the mixture is stirred at 40°C for 1h. The mixture is cooled to room temperature and stirred at same temperature. The crystals are isolated by filtration and dried to give (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base mono-methanol solvate (6.9 g) as crystals.
1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 1.34-1.51 (m, 1H), 1.52-1.80 (m, 4H), 2.02-2.16 (m, 1H), 3.12 (s, 3H), 3.18 (d, 3H, J=5.36 Hz), 4.10 (q, 1H, J= 5.36 Hz), 4.52-4.59 (m, 1H), 4.60-4.69 (m, 1H), 5.14-5.32 (m, 2H), 6.74-6.85 (m, 3H), 7.08-7.27 (m, 5H), 7.85-7.93 (m, 1H), 7.93-8.10 (m, 3H), 8.65 (s, 1H).

[0089] The Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) thermograph of mono-methanol solvate free base crystals are obtained as described or similarly described herein and the DSC is depicted in Figure 5-A. Approximately 3 mg of sample is weighed into an aluminum DSC pan and sealed hermetic lid (crimped). The sample is then loaded into a Hitachi High-Tech DSC6220ASD-2 at 30°C. The sample is heated from 30° to 250°C at scan rate of 5°C/min and the resulting heat flow response is monitored. A 50 mL/min nitrogen purge is used to prevent thermally induced oxidation of the sample during heating and to reduce the thermal lag through the sample to increase the instrument sensitivity.

[0090] The XRPD of mono-methanol solvate free base crystals is obtained as described or similarly described herein. The result is depicted in Figure 5-B. Approximately 20 mg of sample is gently put on the XRPD glass sample holder. The sample is then loaded into a MiniFlex II and analyzed using the following experimental conditions.

Tube anode: Cu

Generator tension: 30 kV

Tube current: 15 mA

Wavelength alpha 1: 1.5406 A

Wavelength alpha 2: 1.5444 A

Start angle [2 theta]: 3

End angle [2 theta]: 40

Scan speed 6.000 °/min

Scan step size: 0.02

The XRPD pattern of the mono-methanol solvate free base crystals is depicted in Figure 5-B and has peaks as set forth in Table 5 below:
Table 5
NoPos. [°2Th.]d-spacing [Å]Height [cps]Rel. Int. [%]
1 7.02 12.5816 13378 75
2 8.22 10.7474 10588 59
3 9.94 8.8912 2364 14
4 11.40 7.7556 2380 14
5 12.02 7.3569 1560 9
6 12.72 6.9536 1637 10
7 13.46 6.5729 2246 13
8 14.52 6.0953 3243 18
9 16.10 5.5005 18007 100
10 17.18 5.1571 922 6
11 18.72 4.7362 3803 22
12 19.86 4.4668 7203 40
13 21.54 4.1221 2741 16
14 22.44 3.9588 5449 31
15 22.94 3.8736 3705 21
16 23.42 3.7953 4840 27
17 23.90 3.7201 4152 24
18 24.48 3.6333 1443 9
19 25.64 3.4715 1382 8
20 26.76 3.3287 2692 15
21 27.42 3.2500 2463 14
22 28.44 3.1357 3887 22
23 29.16 3.0599 1027 6
24 29.88 2.9878 603 4
25 30.68 2.9117 365 3
26 31.30 2.8554 329 2
27 31.86 2.8065 446 3
28 32.16 2.7810 477 3
29 34.38 2.6063 665 4
30 34.98 2.5630 856 5
31 36.32 2.4715 961 6
32 38.56 2.3329 448 3

EXAMPLE 7


Crystals of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base mono-n-butanol solvate



[0091] 



[0092] Crystals of (6aR,9a,S)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base mono-ethanol solvate (0.5 g) are dissolved with n-butanol (3 mL) at 65°C. After addition of heptane (2 mL), the mixture is stirred at 25°C. Heptane (1 mL) is added and the mixture is stirred at 5°C. The crystals are isolated by filtration and dried to give (6aR, 9aS)-5,6a, 7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5 -methyl-3 -(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base mono-n-butanol solvate (0.3 g) as crystals.

[0093] 1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 0.87 (t, J=7.4 Hz, 3H), 1.25-1.48 (m, 5H), 1.54-1.78 (m, 4H), 2.00-2.20 (m, 1H), 3.11 (s, 3H), 3.30-3.42 (m, 2H), 4.29-4.32 (m, 1H), 4.51-4.60 (m, 1H), 4.60-4.70 (m, 1H), 5.19-5.30 (m, 2H), 6.71-6.90 (m, 3H), 7.05-7.25 (m, 5H), 7.81-7.93 (m, 1H), 7.94-8.10 (m, 3H), 8.64 (s, 1H).

[0094] The Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) thermograph of mono-n-butanol solvate free base crystals is obtained as described or similarly described herein and the DSC is depicted in Figure 6-A. Approximately 2 mg of sample is weighed into an aluminum DSC pan and sealed hermetic lid (crimped). The sample is then loaded into a Hitachi High-Tech DSC6220ASD-2 at 30°C. The sample is heated from 30 to 250°C at scan rate of 5°C/min and the resulting heat flow response is monitored. A 50 mL/min nitrogen purge is used to prevent thermally induced oxidation of the sample during heating and to reduce the thermal lag through the sample to increase the instrument sensitivity.

[0095] The XRPD of mono-n-butanol solvate free base crystals is obtained as described or similarly described herein. The result is depicted in Figure 7-A. Approximately 20 mg of sample is gently put on the XRPD glass sample holder. The sample is then loaded into a MiniFlex II and analyzed using the following experimental conditions.

Tube anode: Cu

Generator tension: 30 kV

Tube current: 15 mA

Wavelength alpha 1: 1.5406 A

Wavelength alpha 2: 1.5444 A

Start angle [2 theta]: 3

End angle [2 theta]: 40

Scan speed 6.000 °/min

Scan step size: 0.02

The XRPD pattern of mono-n-butanol solvate free base crystals is depicted in Figure 7-B and has peaks as set forth in Table 6 below:
Table 6
NoPos. [°2Th.]d-spacing [Å]Height [cps]Rel. Int. [%]
1 7.06 12.5104 5115 36
2 8.18 10.7998 6755 48
3 9.88 8.9451 2095 15
4 11.36 7.7828 3285 24
5 12.14 7.2844 2975 21
6 12.76 6.9318 2960 21
7 13.36 6.6219 2305 17
8 14.42 6.1374 2580 19
9 16.00 5.5347 14250 100
10 17.26 5.1334 3785 27
11 18.60 4.7665 7430 53
12 19.92 4.4535 12475 88
13 21.42 4.1449 6725 48
14 22.42 3.9622 12260 87
15 23.44 3.7921 6950 49
16 24.44 3.6391 4010 29
17 25.28 3.5201 3780 27
18 26.20 3.3985 4255 30
19 27.14 3.2829 4995 36
20 28.28 3.1531 4805 34
21 29.22 3.0538 2995 22
22 33.80 2.6497 2510 18
23 34.04 2.6316 2515 18
24 35.78 2.5075 2310 17
25 36.28 2.4741 2075 15

EXAMPLE 8


(6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one mono-phosphate salt



[0096] 



[0097] Crystals of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base non-solvate (20 g) are dissolved in acetonitrile (60 mL) at 50°C. After addition of the active charcoal (1 g), the mixture is stirred at same temperature for 0.5 h. The active charcoal is removed by filtration and washed with acetonitrile (40 mL). The filtrate and the washing are combined and warmed to 50°C. A solution of 85 wt. % phosphoric acid (2.64 mL) in acetonitrile (100 mL) is added. After addition of water (20 mL), the mixture is stirred at 50°C for 1h. The crystals are isolated by filtration, washed with acetonitrile (60 mL x 3) and dried to give (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one mono-phosphate salt (20.5 g).

EXAMPLE 9


(6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one mono-phosphate salt



[0098] 



[0099] Crystals of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base mono-ethanol solvate (4 g) are dissolved in acetonitrile (12 mL) at 50°C. After addition of active charcoal (0.2 g), the mixture is stirred at same temperature for 0.5 h. Active charcoal is removed by filtration and washed with acetonitrile (8 mL). The filtrate and the washing are combined and warmed to 50°C. A solution of 85 wt. % phosphoric acid (0.528 mL) in acetonitrile (20 mL) is added. After addition of water (4 mL), the mixture is stirred at 50°C for 1h. The crystals are isolated by filtration, washed with acetonitrile (12 mL x 3) and dried to give (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one mono-phosphate salt (4.01 g).

EXAMPLE 10


(6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one mono-phosphate salt



[0100] 



[0101] Crystals of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-Hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base non-solvate (20 g) are dissolved in acetone (60 mL) at 32°C. After addition of active charcoal (1 g), the mixture is stirred at same temperature for 0.5 h. Active charcoal is removed by filtration and washed with acetone (40 mL). The filtrate and the washing are combined and warmed to 39°C. A solution of 85 wt. % phosphoric acid (2.64 mL) in acetone (100 mL) is added. After addition of water (20 mL), the mixture is stirred at 40°C for 1h. The crystals are isolated by filtration, washed with acetone (60 mL x 3) and dried to give (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one mono-phosphate salt (22.86 g).

EXAMPLE 11


(6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one mono-phosphate salt



[0102] 



[0103] Crystals of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base mono-ethanol solvate (20 g) are dissolved in acetone (60 mL) at 38°C. After addition of active charcoal (1 g), the mixture is stirred at same temperature for 0.5 h. Active charcoal is removed by filtration and washed with acetone (40 mL). The filtrate and the washing are combined and warmed to 38°C. A solution of 85 wt. % phosphoric acid (2.64 mL) in acetone (100 mL) is added. After addition of water (20 mL), the mixture is stirred at 40°C for 1h. The crystals are isolated by filtration, washed with acetone (60 mL x 3) and dried to give (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one mono-phosphate salt (23.2 g).

EXAMPLE 12


Salt crystals of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one hemi-fumarate 0.5 ethyl acetate 0.3 acetone solvate



[0104] 



[0105] The mixture of (6aR,9aS)-3-chloro-2-(4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)benzyl)-5-methyl-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydrocyclopenta[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one (50 g), K2CO3 (30.7 g), Pd(OAc)2 (249 mg), Xantphos (642 mg), aniline (15.5 g), DMAc (12.5 mL) and xylene (250 mL) is stirred at 125 °C for 6 h under nitrogen atmosphere. After addition of a solution of cystein (12.5 g) in water (250 mL), DMAc (100 mL) and xylene (50 mL), the organic layer is separated. The organic layer is extracted with the mixture of water (500 mL), DMAc (100 mL) and 12N HCl (20 mL). The aqueous layer is washed with EtOAc (375 mL). After addition of EtOAc (500 mL) and 25 wt % aqueous NH3 solution (27.5 mL), the organic layer is separated. The organic layer is concentrated to 400 mL. Active charcoal (5 g) and Quadrasil MP (10 g) are added and the mixture is stirred for 2h at 50°C. After filtration, the insoluble materials are washed with EtOAc (100 mL) and acetone (100 mL). Fumaric acid (0.64 g) is added at 40 °C. After stirred for 1h, fumaric acid (2.58 g) is added at 45 °C. After stirred for 10 min, fumaric acid (1.29 g) is added at 45 °C. After stirred for 10 min, fumaric acid (1.29 g) is added at 45 °C. After stirred for 10 min, fumaric acid (1.29 g) is added at 45 °C. The mixture is stirred at room temperature for overnight and cooled to 10 °C. The mixture is stirred at same temperature for 2 h. The crystals are isolated by filtration, washed with acetone/EtOAc (1/1, 200 mL) and dried to give (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one hemi-fumarate 0.5 ethyl acetate 0.3 acetone solvate (62.76 g) as crystals.
1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 1.18 (t, J= 7.09 Hz, 1.5H), 1.38-1.52 (m, 1H), 1.56-1.80 (m, 4H), 2.00 (s, 1.5 H), 2.05-2.16 (m, 3H), 3.12 (s, 3H), 4.04 (q, J= 6.94 Hz, 1H), 4.54-4.61 (m, 1H), 4.62-4.71 (m, 1H), 5.20-5.31 (m, 2H), 6.62 (s, 1H), 6.77-6.84 (m, 3H), 7.12-7.24 (m, 5H), 7.89-7.92 (m, 1H), 7.98-8.10 (m, 3H), 8.69 (s, 1H).

[0106] Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) thermograph of hemi-fumarate 0.5 ethyl acetate 0.3 acetone solvate salt crystals is obtained as described or similarly described herein and the DSC is depicted in Figure 8-A. Approximately 3 mg of sample is weighed into an aluminum DSC pan and sealed hermetic lid (crimped). The sample is then loaded into a Hitachi High-Tech DSC6220ASD-2 at 30 °C. The sample is heated from 30 to 250 °C at scan rate of 5°C/min and the resulting heat flow response is monitored. A 50 mL/min nitrogen purge is used to prevent thermally induced oxidation of the sample during heating and to reduce the thermal lag through the sample to increase the instrument sensitivity.

[0107] The XRPD of hemi-fumarate 0.5 ethyl acetate 0.3 acetone solvate salt crystals is obtained as described or similarly described herein. The result is depicted in Figure 8-B. Approximately 20 mg of sample is gently put on the XRPD glass sample holder. The sample is then loaded into a MiniFlex II and analyzed using the following experimental conditions.

Tube anode: Cu

Generator tension: 30 kV

Tube current: 15 mA

Wavelength alpha 1: 1.5406 A

Wavelength alpha 2: 1.5444 A

Start angle [2 theta]: 3

End angle [2 theta]: 40

Scan speed 6.000 °/min

Scan step size: 0.02



[0108] The XRPD pattern of hemi-fumarate 0.5 ethyl acetate 0.3 acetone solvate salt crystals is Figure 8-B and has peaks as set forth in Table 7 below:
Table 7
NoPos. [°2Th.]d-spacing [Å]Height [cps]Rel. Int. [%]
1 6.02 14.6692 15506 100
2 7.38 11.9687 2374 16
3 8.04 10.9876 207 2
4 10.80 8.1850 409 3
5 11.94 7.4060 3675 24
6 12.68 6.9754 2227 15
7 13.70 6.4583 1986 13
8 14.42 6.1374 820 6
9 15.02 5.8935 630 5
10 15.84 5.5902 840 6
11 17.04 5.1992 6284 41
12 17.70 5.0068 3109 21
13 19.02 4.6622 1871 13
14 19.24 4.6093 1390 9
15 20.62 4.3039 3756 25
16 21.80 4.0735 8794 57
17 22.60 3.9311 2387 16
18 23.76 3.7417 2481 16
19 24.80 3.5871 2161 14
20 25.64 3.4715 1220 8
21 26.66 3.3409 432 3
22 27.60 3.2292 1574 11
23 29.18 3.0579 1442 10
24 29.74 3.0016 1212 8
25 30.38 2.9398 558 4
26 31.30 2.8554 323 3
27 31.94 2.7997 360 3
28 34.18 2.6211 271 2
29 35.28 2.5419 239 2
30 35.72 2.5116 281 2
31 37.46 2.3988 257 2

EXAMPLE 13


Crystals of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-α]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base mono-ethanol solvate



[0109] 



[0110] To the mixture of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-α]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one hemi-fumarate 0.5 ethyl acetate 0.3 acetone solvate salt crystal (61.63 g), EtOAc (750 mL) and water (250 mL) is added 25 wt % aqueous NH3 solution (25 mL). The organic layer is separated and washed with water (250 mL). The organic layer is concentrated to 150 mL. After addition of EtOH (300 mL), the mixture is concentrated to 150 mL. Heptane (750 mL) is added at 50 °C and the mixture is cooled to 5 °C and stirred at the same temperature for 2 h. The crystals is isolated by filtration, washed with EtOH/heptane (1/5, 150 mL) and dried to give (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-α]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base mono-ethanol solvate (52.7 g) as crystals.

EXAMPLE 14


Salt crystals of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-α]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one benzoate



[0111] 



[0112] Benzoic acid (2.21 g) is added to the mixture of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-α]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base mono-ethanol solvate (5.00g), EtOAc (25 mL) and xylene (25 mL) at room temperature. The mixture is stirred at room temperature for 6 h. The crystals are isolated by filtration, washed with EtOAc/xylene (1/1, 20 mL) and dried to give crude product. The crude product is added to acetone (50 mL) and the mixture is stirred at room temperature for 2 h. The crystals are isolated by filtration, washed with acetone (25 mL) and dried to give (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-α]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one benzoate (3.00 g) as crystals.
1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 1.37-1.50 (m, 1H), 1.58-1.76 (m, 4H), 2.06-2.13 (m, 1H), 3.12 (s, 3H), 4.54-4.60 (m, 1H), 4.62-4.67 (m, 1H), 5.20-5.29 (m, 2H), 6.77-6.84 (m, 3H), 7.11-7.24 (m, 5H), 7.49-7.53 (m, 2H), 7.60-7.65 (m, 1H), 7.89-7.92 (m, 1H), 7.93-7.97 (m, 2H), 7.97-8.02 (m, 2H), 8.02-8.09 (m, 1H), 8.67 (s, 1H), 12.95 (bro, 1H).

[0113] Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) thermograph of the benzoate salt crystals is obtained as described or similarly described herein and the DSC is depicted in Figure 9-A. Approximately 3 mg of sample is weighed into an aluminum DSC pan and sealed hermetic lid (crimped). The sample is then loaded into a Hitachi High-Tech DSC6220ASD-2 at 30 °C. The sample is heated from 30 to 250 °C at scan rate of 5°C/min and the resulting heat flow response is monitored. A 50 mL/min nitrogen purge is used to prevent thermally induced oxidation of the sample during heating and to reduce the thermal lag through the sample to increase the instrument sensitivity.

[0114] The XRPD of benzoate salt crystals is obtained as described or similarly described herein. The result is depicted in Figure 9-B. Approximately 20 mg of sample is gently put on the XRPD glass sample holder. The sample is then loaded into a MiniFlex II and analyzed using the following experimental conditions.

Tube anode: Cu

Generator tension: 30 kV

Tube current: 15 mA

Wavelength alpha 1: 1.5406 A

Wavelength alpha 2: 1.5444 A

Start angle [2 theta]: 3

End angle [2 theta]: 40

Scan speed 6.000 °/min

Scan step size: 0.02



[0115] The XRPD pattern of benzoate salt crystals is depicted in Figure 9-B and has peaks as set forth in Table 8 below:
Table 8
NoPos. [°2Th.]d-spacing [Å]Height [cps]Rel. Int. [%]
1 6.24 14.1525 1362 31
2 7.26 12.1662 241 6
3 12.10 7.3084 1193 27
4 14.92 5.9328 438 10
5 15.84 5.5902 1154 26
6 17.20 5.1512 4461 100
7 19.62 4.5209 1966 45
8 21.80 4.0735 3536 80
9 22.68 3.9174 3428 77
10 24.44 3.6391 1050 24
11 25.42 3.5010 595 14
12 26.06 3.4165 575 13
13 27.08 3.2901 754 17
14 27.80 3.2065 909 21
15 28.64 3.1143 733 17

EXAMPLE 15


Pharmacuetical Composition comprising the monophosphate salt crystals of Compound A.



[0116] A binder solution is prepared by dissolving hydroxypropyl cellulose (157.5 g) in purified water (2468 g). The monophosphate salt crystals of Compound A (1232 g), mannitol (2996 g), microcrystalline cellulose (367.5 g) and sodium starch glycolate (262.5 g) are charged in a fluidized bed granulator. The charged powders (5016 g) are granulated by spraying the binder solution (2626 g) in the fluid bed granulator. The granules are dried in the fluid bed granulator. The dried granules are milled using power mill with 1.5 mmΦ punching screen. The milled granules (4299 g) are blended with microcrystalline cellulose (135.0 g) and magnesium stearate (66.00 g) in a diffusion mixer. The blended granules (4200 g) are compressed into tablets by using a tablet press with a punch of 7 mmΦ at the weight of 150 mg. The tablets (3000 g) are coated with an aqueous film coating solution containing premix 1 (hypromellose 2910 / polyethylene glycol 8000 / titanium dioxide / ferric oxide red = 9 / 2 / 1 / 0.2) and premix 2 (hypromellose 2910 / polyethylene glycol 8000 / titanium dioxide / ferric oxide yellow = 9 / 2 / 1 / 0.2) by pan coating.
ComponentsQuantity per Tablet (mg)
Compound A monophosphate salt crystal 35.79
(as the free base equivalent) (30)
Mannitol 85.01
Microcrystalline Cellulose 15.0
Hydroxypropyl Cellulose 4.5
Sodium Starch Glycolate 7.5
Magnesium Stearate 2.2
Hypromellose 2910 4.5
Polyethylene Glycol 8000 1.0
Titanium Dioxide 0.5
Ferric Oxide, Red 0.05
Ferric Oxide, Yellow 0.05
TOTAL 156.1



Claims

1. A process for the preparation of a salt of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino) -2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-α] -pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one (Compound A), comprising:

(1) dissolving a crystal of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-α]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base (Compound A) in a non-solvate or solvate form in a solvent;

(2) adding an acid optionally in a solvent, to the solution obtained in the step (1), and

(3) stirring the mixture obtained in the step (2) to result in the objective salt.


 
2. The process according to claim 1, wherein said salt is a salt crystal.
 
3. The process according to claim 2, wherein said salt crystal is selected from fumarate, phosphate, (1-hydrox-2)-naphthoate, mesylate or benzoate salt crystal.
 
4. The process according to claim 1 to 3, wherein the acid of step (2) is selected from fumaric acid, phosphoric acid, tartaric acid, methanesulfonic acid and benzoic acid.
 
5. The process according to any one of claims 1-4, wherein the solvent of step (1) and/or (2) is methanol, acetonitrile, acetone or mixtures thereof.
 
6. A process for the preparation of a mono-phosphate salt crystal of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a, 7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5 -methyl-3 -(phenylamino) -2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-α] -pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one (Compound A), which comprises:

(1) dissolving a crystal of (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3-(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-α]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base (Compound A) in a non-solvate or solvate form, in a solvent;

(2) adding phosphoric acid in a solvent to the solution obtained in the step (1), and

(3) stirring the mixture obtained in the step (2) to result in the objective mono-phosphate salt crystal.


 
7. The process according to claim 6, wherein the solvent in the step (1) is selected from acetone and acetonitrile.
 
8. The process according to claim 6 or 7, wherein the solvent in the step (2) is selected from acetone or acetonitrile.
 
9. The process according to any of claims 6-8, wherein the amount of phosphoric acid to be added in the step (2) is almost (about) equimolecular quantity to the amount of crystal of the (6aR,9aS)-5,6a,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-5-methyl-3 -(phenylamino)-2-((4-(6-fluoropyridin-2-yl)phenyl)methyl)-cyclopent[4,5]imidazo[1,2-α]pyrazolo[4,3-e]pyrimidin-4(2H)-one free base (Compound A) in non-solvate form or in solvate form of the step (1).
 
10. The process according to any of claims 6-9, wherein water is additionally added in the step (2);
 
11. The process according to any of claims 6-10, wherein the mixture is stirred at 20 to 70°C in the step (3).
 
12. The process according to claim 11, wherein the mixture is stirred at about 50°C, about 32°C, about 38°C or about 39°C.
 




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