Patent Number: 7,612,203

Title: Rosuvastatin and salts thereof free of rosuvastatin alkylether and a process for the preparation thereof

Abstract: The present invention provides rosuvastatin and intermediates thereof having a low level of alkylether impurity and processes for the preparation thereof.

Inventors: Niddam-Hildesheim; Valerie (Ein Vered, IL), Balanov; Anna (Rehovot, IL), Shenkar; Natalia (Petach Tiqva, IL)

Assignee: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

International Classification: C07D 239/00 (20060101); C07D 239/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017