48th Silicon Symposium

June 7-9, 2017 - Philadelphia, PA

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Program for 48th Silicon Symposium - June 7-9, 2017

Gelest, Inc. and Temple University® are pleased to announce the 48th Silicon Symposium at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


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Conference at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF)

June 8-9, 2017 – Topics Include:

  • Low Valent/Multiple Bonded Silicon
  • Silicon Mediated Organic Synthesis
  • Bandgap and Nanotechnology
  • Silicon Chemistry and Catalysis
  • Siloxane Polymers and Elastomers
  • Silicon Oxygen Chemistry
  • Functional or Modified Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Applied Technology

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Tentative Program for the Silicon Symposium

Wednesday, June 7th

8:00 -16:00 – Tutorials at Temple SERC
16:30 – Registration Begins at CHF
17:30-19:30 – Welcome Reception at CHF

Thursday, June 8th

7:00-8:00 – Continental Breakfast at CHF
8:00 – Opening Remarks
8:15 – Plenary Speaker, Keith Woerpel
9:00 – 16:30 – Conference Program
17:00-19:00 – Poster Session and Snacks
19:00 – Dinner (on your own)

Friday, June 9th

7:00-8:00 – Continental Breakfast at CHF
8:00 – Opening Remarks
8:15 – Plenary Speaker, Tom McCarthy
9:00 – 16:30 – Conference Program
17:30-18:30 – Cocktail Hour
18:30 – 21:30 – Banquet, Registration Required

Invited Speakers

  • Keith Woerpel

    Keith Woerpel

    New York U.

    ‘Silylene Transfer Reactions for the Synthesis of Strained Alkenes: New Methods for Stereoselective Synthesis’

  • Kenrick Lewis

    Kenrick Lewis

    Momentive

    'Use of Nanocatalysis in the Direct Synthesis of Methylchlorosilanes and Alkoxysilanes'

  • Mike Sailor

    Mike Sailor

    UC San Diego

    'Surface Modification of Silicon Nanostructures Using Silane Chemistry'

  • Tom McCarthy

    Tom McCarthy

    UMass Amherst

    ‘Methylsilicones Pushed in Several Directions’

  • Matthias Driess

    Matthias Driess

    TU Berlin

    'N-Heterocyclic Silylenes: Powerful Tools in Small Molecule Activation and Homogenous Catalysis'

  • Brian Korgel

    Brian Korgel

    U. of Texas at Austin

    'Silicon Nanocrystal Assemblies'

  • Joe Mabry

    Joe Mabry

    AFRL

  • Ramesh Kumar

    Ramesh Kumar

    3M Innovation

    'Synthesis and Applications of Silicone Copolymers Using Photoiniferter and Other Silicone Macromers'

  • Nicola Hüsing

    Nicola Hüsing

    U. of Salzburg

  • Don Watson

    Don Watson

    U. of Delaware

    ‘Advances in the Preparation of OrganoSilanes Using Palladium Catalysis'

  • Francois Ganachaud

    Francois Ganachaud

    CNRS

    ‘New Material Properties Through a Silicone Blend Strategy’

  • Greg O'Neil

    Greg O'Neil

    Western Washington U.

    ‘New Methods For Tethered Carbonyl Silylations’


Tutorial Details

June 7, 2017 - 8am - 4pm - Temple SERC


  • General Introduction to Silicon Chemistry - Alan Bassindale, Open University (UK) [8:00am-10:00am]
    Description: An overview of the general properties, reactivities, syntheses, and bonding characteristics of inorganic and organic chemistry of silicon will be presented.

    Alan Bassindale

  • Introduction to Silicon and Polymer Science - Judy Riffle, Virginia Tech [8:00am-10:00am]
    Description: This tutorial will focus on the fundamentals of polymer science with an emphasis on siloxane-based polymers. Topics will include: Introduction to polymer science, kinetic and thermodynamic-driven polymerization of siloxanes, functionalization of siloxane-based polymers, silicone elastomer formulation and properties.

    Judy Riffle

  • Surface Modification - Tom McCarthy, University of Mass. Amherst & Annalese Maddox, Gelest [10:15am-12:15am]
    Description: This tutorial is intended to describe the fundamentals of modification of surfaces with organosilanes for applications including: hydrophobic and omniphobic surfaces, adhesion promotion for composites and self-assembled monolayers for nano-scale devices. The theory and mechanism as well as deposition and application technology will be covered.

    Tom McCarthy & Annalese Maddox Tom McCarthy & Annalese Maddox

  • Organosilanes in Organic Synthesis - Jerry Larson, Gelest [10:15am-12:15am]
    Description: The applications of organosilicon chemistry to synthetic organic transformations will be presented. Silicon-based reductions and silicon-based cross-coupling chemistry will be emphasized.

    Jerry Larson

  • Silicon Nanotechnology - Michael Sailor, UCSD [2:00pm-5:00pm]
    Description: The synthesis, properties, and applications of porous silicon-based nanomaterials will be described. Topics will include: Introduction to porous silicon—background and overview; Etching and electrochemistry of silicon; Photoluminescent Si quantum dots; Nanoparticles; Nanowires; and Applications. The tutorial will involve a hands-on experiment where participants will prepare their own photoluminescent silicon nanostructure by electrochemical etch of a silicon wafer.

    Michael Sailor

  • Personal Care - Anjali Patil, Chanel [2:00pm-4:00pm]
    Description: Tutorial focuses on the role of silicon-based materials in personal care applications. Focus will be on personal care, skin care, and cosmetics.

    Anjali Patil

48th Silicon Symposium - June 7-9, 2017

Gelest, Inc. and Temple University® are pleased to announce the 48th Silicon Symposium at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


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Conference Organized by Temple University & Gelest, Inc.

Gelest Temple University College of Science and Technology

Conference Sponsors

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