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CONTAINERLESS SYNTHESIS OF AMORPHOUS AND NANOPHASE ORGANIC MATERIALS

United States Patent Application

20120197005
A1
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Synthesizing Amorphous Pharmaceuticals Using Containerless Processing
The invention provides a method for producing a mixture of amorphous compounds, the method comprising supplying a solution containing the compounds; and allowing at least a portion of the solvent of the solution to evaporate while preventing the solute of the solution from contacting a nucleation point. Also provided is a method for transforming solids to amorphous material, the method comprising heating the solids in an environment to form a melt, wherein the environment contains no nucleation points; and cooling the melt in the environment.
Benmore, Chris J. (Naperville, IL), Weber, Johann R. (Arlington Heights, IL)
UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC (Chicago IL)
13/ 361,164
January 30, 2012
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION [0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357 between the United States Government and UChicago Argonne, LLC representing Argonne National Laboratory.