48th Silicon Symposium

June 7-9, 2017 - Philadelphia, PA


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.

Tutorial Details

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - Temple SERC

  • Session 1: 8:00-10:00 – General Introduction to Silicon Chemistry and Organo-Silanes in Organic Synthesis - Alan Bassindale, Open University UK & Jerry Larson, Gelest, Inc.
    An overview of the general properties, reactivities, syntheses, and bonding characteristics of inorganic and organic chemistry of silicon will be presented. The applications of organosilicon chemistry to synthetic organic transformations will be presented. Silicon-based reductions and silicon-based cross-coupling chemistry will be emphasized.

    Alan Bassindale Jerry Larson

  • Session 2: 10:15-12:15 – Introduction to Silicon and Polymer Science - Judy Riffle, Virginia Tech & François Ganachaud, CNRS France
    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 Francois Ganachaud

  • Session 3: 14:00-17:00 – Silicon Nanotechnology - Michael Sailor, UCSD
    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

  • Session 4: 14:00-16:00 – Silicones Used in Colored Cosmetic Products - Anjali Patil, Chanel & Jane Hollenberg, JCH Consulting
    Cosmetic products are a delicate balance between art and science. Silicones are used in the majority of cosmetic and personal care products due to their unique sensorial properties, such as emolliency, spreadability, non-occlusive nature, wash-off resistance and long wear. First introduced into color cosmetics in the early 1980's, silicone and later silane surface treatments have been used to improve pigment and filler performance in personal care products. Most simply, a silicone coating improves the feel of a product on the skin, a fundamental concern of any cosmetic chemist. By changing the functional groups on the treatment molecules, pigment properties such as wetting, vehicle absorption, and adhesion, can be controlled to suit a variety of vehicles and product forms. The talk will cover the types of personal care formulations which may contain surface treated materials, examples of the silicones and silanes used, and the effect the treatment compounds have on the formulations.

    Anjali Patil Jane Hollenberg

48th Silicon Symposium Welcome Reception
Chemical Heritage Foundation - Wednesday, June 7, 2017 (17:30)

Symposium Details

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - Chemical Heritage Foundation

Registration - Lobby - (7:00)

Continental Breakfast - (7:00-8:15)

Opening Remarks - (8:15-8:30)

Plenary Talk

PL-1: K. Woerpel
NYU, New York
Silylene Transfer Reactions for the Synthesis of Strained Alkenes: New Methods for Stereoselective Synthesis

Coffee Break - (9:15-9:45)

Session A

IL-1: M. Driess
TU Berlin, Germany
N-Heterocyclic Silylenes: Powerful Tools in Small Molecule Activation and Homogeneous Catalysis

Session B

IL-4: M. Sailor
UC San Diego, California
Surface Modification of Silicon Nanostructures Using Silane Chemistry

SL-1: A. Rogachev
Illinois Tech, Illinois
Mechanism of Oligomerization of N-Heterocyclic Silylenes into Zwitter-ionic Silenes

SL-8: B. Chauhan
William Paterson U, New Jersey
Reversible Phase Transition of Silicon-Metal Nanoconjugates

SL-2: K. Baines
U. of Western Ontario, Canada
The Addition of Isocyanides to Disilenes: The Never Ending Story

SL-9: L. Ju
Lehigh U., Pennsylvania
Structures and Growth Behavior of MLD Films Using Cyclic Azasilanes, Maleic Anhydride, Trimethylaluminum and Water as Precursors

Coffee Break - (10:55-11:15)

SL-3: K. Samedov
U. of British Columbia, Canada
Oscillations in the mSR Spectra of Muoniated Organosilyl Free Radicals and Their Origin

SL-10: P. Chinnam
Temple U., Pennsylvania
Functionalization of Silica Interfacial Layer for Hybrid Lithium Ion Conducting Glass Ceramics and Polymers

SL-4: A. Franz
UC Davis
Silanediols and Disiloxanediols as Dual-hydrogen Donors in Catalysis and Supramolecular Assembly

SL-11: Y. Pan
Gelest, Inc., Pennsylvania
Hydroxylated Surface Induced Coupling Reactions of Cyclic Azasilanes

Lunch - (11:55-13:30)

IL-2: J. Mabry
Edwards AFB, California
Silicon-Hybrid Materials: Fundamental Research to Air Force Applications

IL-5: B. Korgel
UT Austin, Texas
Silicon Nanocrystal Assemblies

IL-3: N. Hüsing
University of Salzburg, Austria
Functional and Flexible Materials by Sol-Gel Processes

IL-6 S. Gallis
SUNY Polytechnic Institute, New York
Materials Behavior of Self-Aligned Silicon Carbide Nanowire Arrays Doped with Erbium Towards Quantum Applications

SL-5: R. Laine
U. Michigan, Michigan
Electrophilic Substitution on Phenylsilsesquioxanes

SL-12: P. Boudjouk
North Dakota State U., North Dakota
Cyclohexasilane (Si6H12, CHS) A Source of Quantum Dots (SiQDs), Nanowires (SiNWs), Nanorods (SiNRs), Conducting Inks, Highly Functionalized Rings and 1-D Polymers

Coffee Break - (15:00-15:30)

SL-6: M. Unno
Gunma U., Japan
Synthesis and Reactios of Janus Prisms

SL-13: A. Goforth
Portland State U., Oregon
Evolution of the Photoluminescence Properties of Colloidal Silicon Nanoparticles over Time and with Environmental Changes

SL-7: K. Diemoz
UC Davis, California
Investigation of Hydrogen-Bonding Ability of 1,3-Disiloxanediols and Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes with Applications for Catalysis

SL-14: A. Rahman
Applied Research and Photonics, Pennsylvania
Sub-Nano Scale Characterization of 1D and 2D Materials by Terahertz Technology

Poster Session - (17:00-19:00)

Friday, June 9, 2017 - Chemical Heritage Foundation

Registration - Lobby - (7:00)

Continental Breakfast - (7:00-8:15)

Opening Remarks - (8:15-8:30)

Plenary Talk

PL-2: T. McCarthy,
U. Mass, Amherst, Massachusetts
Methysilicones Pushed in Several Directions

Coffee Break - (9:15-9:45)

Session A

IL-7: F. Ganachaud
CNRS/INSA-Lyon, France
New Materials Properties Through a Silicone Blend Strategy

Session B

IL-10: G. O'Neil
Western Washington U., Washington
New Methods for Tethered Carbonyl Silylations

SL-15: J. Morgan
McMaster U., Canada
Novel Synthesis of Spirocyclic Silicones and Subsequent Branching

SL-24: S. Sieburth
Temple U., Pennsylvania
Silanediol Inhibitors of the Coagulation Cascade

SL-16: M. Meléndez-Zamudio
U. de Guanajato, México
Study of Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) Elastomer Generated by γ Irradiation: Correlation Between Properties (Thermal and Mechanical) and Structure (Crosslink Density Value)

SL-25: S. Varjosaari
Northern Illinois U., Illinois
Controlling the Junction Switch: Asymetric Ketone Reductions Using 1-Hydrosilatrane

Coffee Break - (10:55-11:15)

SL-17: C. Robeyns
INSA-Lyon, France
Microstructure Versus Mechanical Properties of Original Silicone/Thermoplastic Elastomer Blends

IL-11: D. Watson
U. of Delaware, Delaware
Advances in the Preparation of Organosilanes Using Palladium Catalysis

SL-18: S. Laengert
McMaster U., Canada
Sequential Functionalization of a Natural Cross-Linker Leads to Designer Silicone Networks

SL-26: B. Derstine
Temple U., Pennsylvania
Silanols as a Selective Proton Source for the Photochemistry of Silyl-3-enol-1-ynes

SL-19: C. Surti
Cornelius Specialties, United Kingdom
Hydrolytic Stability of Trisiloxane Surfactants

SL-27: L. Zibula
TU Dortmund, Germany
Stepwise Substitution of Alkoxysilanes to Form Unsymmetrically Substituted Multifunctional Aminoalkoxysilanes

Lunch - (12:25-14:00)

IL-8: R. Kumar
3M, Minnesota
Synthesis and Applications of Silicone Copolymers Using Photoinferter and Other Silicone Macromers

IL-12: K. Lewis
Momentive, New York
Use of Nanocatalysis in the Direct Synthesis of Methylchlorosilanes and Alkoxysilanes

SL-20: M. Cummings
Dow Chemical, Michigan
Evolution of Liquid Silicone Rubber to Advanced Optical Moldable Silicone Materials

SL-28: C. Strohmann
TU Dortmund, Germany
Highly Functionalized Stereogenic Silicon Centres

SL-21: A. Guenther
Edwards AFB, California
Influence of Silicate Type on the Surface Characteristics of Fluorosilicate/Poly (Methyl Methacrylate) Mixtures

SL-29: R. Klausen
Johns Hopkins U., Maryland
Strategic Synthesis Targeting Complex Polysilanes

Coffee Break - (15:10-15:30)

IL-9: J. Lewicki
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California
Towards Controlled, Synthesis and Characterization of Complex Silicone Architectures with Tailored and Novel Physical Properties

SL-30: M. Haas
Graz U of Technology, Austria
Neopentasilane: The Ideal Building Blocks for Higher Hydrosilanes

SL-22: J. Radebner
TU Graz, Austria
Tetraacylgermanes as Highly Efficient Photoinitiators for Dental Applications

SL-31: G. Xue
Dow Chemical, Kentucky
Mechanistic Aspects of the Rochow Direct Process

SL-23: S. Tilford
Gelest, Inc., Pennsylvania
Superhydrophobic Surface Coatings

SL-32: A. Schneider
McMaster U., Canada
The Effect of Water on the Piers-Rubinsztajn Reaction

Cocktail Reception - (17:30-18:30)

Banquet - (18:30-21:30)

Conference Organized by Temple University & Gelest, Inc.

Gelest Temple University College of Science and Technology

Conference Sponsors

Wacker Evonik Milliken

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