Molecular Orientation for Vapor-Deposited Organic Glasses Follows Rate-Temperature Superposition: The Case of Posaconazole

TitleMolecular Orientation for Vapor-Deposited Organic Glasses Follows Rate-Temperature Superposition: The Case of Posaconazole
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsBishop, Camille, Yuhui Li, Michael F. Toney, Lian Yu, and M. D. Ediger
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Volume124
Start Page2505
Issue12
Pagination2505-2513
Date Published03/2020
Abstract

The anisotropic properties of organic glasses produced by physical vapor deposition (PVD) depend upon substrate temperature and deposition rate. In recent work, it was shown for a liquid crystalline system that the anisotropic structure of the glass was controlled by a single combined variable as indicated by the observation of deposition rate-substrate temperature superposition (RTS). Here we test the utility of RTS for posaconazole, a molecule that does not form liquid crystals. We prepare glasses of posaconazole utilizing a range of deposition rates covering 2 orders of magnitude and an 18 K range in substrate temperature. We characterize the glasses using ellipsometry and X-ray scattering. Consistent with RTS, we find that decreasing the deposition rate has the same effect upon molecular orientation as increasing the substrate temperature during deposition. Thus, RTS can be used to predict and control the structure of glasses prepared at a wide range of deposition conditions. We use RTS to infer a characteristic time for molecular reorientation at the surface of posaconazole.

URLhttps://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.jpcb.0c00625
DOI10.1021/acs.jpcb.0c00625