Crystal structure by X-Ray

At Ardena, we can help you to gain knowledge of crystal structures at atomic level and intermolecular interactions. This helps us to obtain a wealth of information crucial for absolute configuration (enantiomers), phase identification, quality control, process development and patent protection.

Our X-ray crystallography services include X-ray diffraction, which is is widely recognised as the most reliable tool for the crystal structure analysis of pharmaceutical solids and crystal form identification.

Availability of a single crystal of the drug substance is preferred due to the speed and accuracy of the structure determination. However, it is not always possible to obtain a crystal of suitable size for data collection. In those cases, Ardena can solve the crystal structure from X-ray powder diffraction data. We also offer X-ray powder diffraction measurements at ambient conditions and/or at variable temperature or humidity.