The phase diagram of R(+)-S(-) efaroxan hydrochloride (Tfus.(R)=245.10.3C. ΔHfus.(R)=119.63.0 J g-1) shows a racemic compound. The melting temperature and melting enthalpy of the compound are: Tfus.(RS)=247.80.2C and ΔHfus. (RS)=124.62.4 J g-1. A solid ↔ solid transformation takes place at Ttrs.=1801C, ΔHtrs.=15.00.4 J g-1. This transition is observed between 3 and 97% R(+). The stability of the racemic compound already established in a previous
study was confirmed by the value of Petterson's coefficient (i=1.19). The two eutectic positions at 20 and 80% R(+) that define
the range over which the racemic compound is found, exclude the use of resolution methods by preferential crystallization.