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Technical Program

Following is an updated technical program for the 49th Si Symposium; all sessions were held in the Shaw Conference Centre. We are delighted to announce that Chemistry of Materials generously sponsored the student poster competition; the results may be found on the Home Page.

You may download an updated .pdf file of the program here.

49th Si Symposium: Celebrating the Chemistry of Bob West

Technical Program

(Only presenters listed)

Wednesday, May 30

Salon 8, Shaw Conference Centre

07:55

Welcome

08:00

New Tricks of Isolable Silylenes in Small Molecule Activation
Matthias Driess, TU Berlin

08:20

Reactions of Silylenes with Non-Enolizable Carbonyl Compounds in Solution
Michael Son, McMaster University

08:40

Convenient Syntheses of Trichlorosilylated Organic Building Blocks
Matthias Wagner, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

09:00

Cyclic Silanols with Long Alkyl Chains
Masafumi Unno, Gunma University

09:20

New Synthetic Pathway for Amide-Functional Organosilanes and Siloxanes
Ferdinand Gonzaga, Gelest

09:40

Bob Inspired Chemistry - From Silolylradicals to the Most Stable Isomer of Disilabenzene
Thomas Müller, Institute of Chemistry, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

10:00

COFFEE BREAK

10:20

Si History
Robert West, Silatronix Inc.

11:00

Luminescent Group 14 Metallafluorenes for Biological Applications
Janet Braddock-Wilking, University of Missouri-St. Louis

11:20

Facile Activation of Small Molecules by Iminodisilenes
Shigeyoshi Inoue, Department of Chemistry, Catalysis Research Center and WACKER-Institute of Silicon Chemistry, Technische Universität München

11:40

Luminescent Hexacoordinate Silicon Complexes
Thomas Schmedake, University of North Carolina - Charlotte

12:00

LUNCH

13:20

Functional Silicone Networks via Thioacetal Linkages
Ayodele Fatona, McMaster University

13:40

Silicone-Acrylic Copolymer
Yuxia (Sonny) Liu, Henkel Corporation

14:00

Departure from Non-Conductivity of Silicone Elastomers
Anne Skov, DTU

14:20

Do Silsesquioxane Cages and Polymers Offer Semiconducting Properties
Richard Laine, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan

14:40

The Next Generation of Low Loss Optical Interconnects
Adam Tomasik, DowDuPont

15:00

Exploration of the Role of Silicones in CNT and Metal Nanoparticle Conjugation
Bhanu Chauhan, William Paterson University (NOT PRESENTED)

15:20

COFFEE BREAK

15:40

The Effect of Dynasylan® Silane Adhesion Promoters on Adhesion of a 2K Pt Cured Silicone on Aluminum Substrates
William Hunks, Evonik Corporation

16:00

Elastomeric Polysiloxane Coatings
Farooq Ahmed, CSL Silicones

16:20

Amphiphilic Silicones with Broad-Spectrum Anti-Fouling Behavior
Melissa Grunlan, Texas A&M University

16:40

Hydrolytically Stable Sugar Siloxanes
Eric Joffre, Dow

17:00

Siloxane Phosphocholine Self-Assembled Bilayers
Mark Frampton, Brock University

17:20

Synthesis of SiCl4 from Alkyl Orthosilicates
Dimitris Katsoulis, Dow Chemical Company

17:40

END of SESSION

17:45-19:30

Wednesday Poster Session and Reception, Hall A, Shaw Conference Centre

 Si-1

Functionalized Siloxanes

Jonathan Bauer, University of Regensburg

Si-2 

Addition of Phosphorus Oxides to Ditetrelenes

Maissa Belcina, Western University

Si-3 

Dynamic Covalent Schiff-Base Silicone Elastomers

Robert Bui, McMaster University

Si-4 

Siloxane Phosphocholines as Potential Delivery Vehicles

Mark Frampton, Brock University

Si-5 

On the Role of Silylium Ions in the Catalytic Deoxygenation of Biomass Derived Cellulosics
Michel Gagne, UNC Chapel Hill (NOT PRESENTED)

Si-6 

Synthetic Routes to Silicone-Modified Soybean Oil Copolymers

Cody Gale, McMaster University

Si-7 

Study of the Second Virial Coefficient in a Polar Solvent of a Functionalized and Quaternized Poly(dimethylsiloxane-co-methyl-hydrosiloxane)

Antonio Guerra-Contreras, Universidad de Guanajuato

Si-8 

The Addition of Alkynes to Low-Valent Silicon Compounds: A Mechanistic Study

Andrew Henry, Western University

Si-9 

Structure-Property Study of Hypervalent Silane Porphyrins for Light Harvesting Applications

Burhan A Hussein, Ryerson University

Si-10 

Spectroscopic and Mechanistic Analysis of a Silsesquioxane as a Hydrogen-Bond Donor Catalyst
Jake Jagannathan, UC Davis

Si-11 

Controlling Silicone Elastomer Structure: MDTQ Resins

Shuai Liang, McMaster University

Si-12 

Controlled Synthesis of Silicone Block Polymer: Just Add Water

Mengchen Liao, McMaster University

Si-13 

Solvation Experiments with Polysilicides in Liquid Ammonia

Corinna Lorenz, Universität Regensburg

Si-14 

Amine Functionalization in Ditetrelenes

Sarah McOnie, Western University

Si-15 

Synthesis and Characterization of a Polydimethylsiloxane/Polyaniline (PDMS/PANI) Composite

Miguel Melendez-Zamudio, Universidad de Guanajuato

Si-16 

Effect of Organosilicon Electrolytes on the Solid Electrolyte Interface Formed on Silicon (100) Wafers

José Adrián Peña Hueso, Silatronix, Inc.

Si-17 

Organosilicon-Based Synthesis of New Functionalized Methylenediphosphonic Acids as Prospective Bioactive Compounds
Andrey A Prishchenko, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University (NOT PRESENTED)

Si-18 

Tunable Plasmon-Induced Hydrosilation on Silicon Surfaces

Chengcheng Rao, University of Alberta

Si-19 

A Mild Route to Poly(phenylsilyne)

Lisa Rosenberg, University of Victoria

Si-20 

Free Radical Reactivity of Phosphaalkenes Towards Muonium Studied by muSR Spectroscopy

Kerim Samedov, University of British Columbia

Si-21 

Attempted Silylations of [PCl2N]3

Claire Tessier, University of Akron

Si-22 

Metallosiloxanes for Photothermal Stability

Adam C Tomasik, DowDuPont

Si-23 

Hydrosilylation of Carbonyl Compounds Catalyzed by Mono- and Tri-nuclear Platinum(0) Complexes

Yoshitaka Tsuchido, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Si-24 

Facile Synthesis of Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) using Fluoride Initiator

Michael Y Wong, McMaster University

Thursday, May 31

 Salon 8, Shaw Conference Centre

08:00

Discovery and Progress in the Silicon-Based Cross-Coupling Reaction
Tamejiro Hiyama, Chuo University. Research and Development Initiative

08:40

Evolution and Exploitation of Anion Relay Chemistry (ARC)
Amos Smith, University of Pennsylvania

09:00

Silicon as an Adjunct in Synthetic Directed ortho Metalation Chemistry
Victor Snieckus, Queen's University

09:20

The Substrate Control of the Tamao-Fleming Oxidation: Steric Control of Si-H Hydrolysis vs. C-Si Oxidation
Austin Kelly, University of California, Davis

09:40

Main Group Catalysts in the Reduction of Organic Compounds
Cathleen Crudden, Queen's University

10:00

COFFEE BREAK

10:20

3D Printable, Rapid Cure Silicone Elastomers Prepared using Thiol-Ene “Click” Chemistry
Sijia Zheng, McMaster University

10:40

Asymmetric Silylation: Mechanistic Investigations
Sheryl Wiskur, University of South Carolina

11:00

Kinetics and Mechanisms of the Reactions of Transient Silylenes with Carbonyl Compounds
William Leigh, McMaster University

11:20

Mechanistic Studies on the Chatani-Tobisu Decyanative Silylation Reaction
Eric Keske, University of Edinburgh

11:40

Si in Ligand Design: Novel Structure and Reactivity involving Silyl Pincer Complexes of the Platinum Group Metals
Laura Turculet, Dalhousie University

12:00

LUNCH

13:20

Rio Tinto Award Lecture - Totally Radical Chemistry of Chalcogenides on Silicon Surfaces
Jillian Buriak, University of Alberta

14:00

Conformational Dependence of Sigma Electron Delocalization in Linear Polysilanes
Josef Michl, University of Colorado; Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

14:20

Solid-State Synthesis of Porous Silicon
Mita Dasog, Dalhousie University

14:40

Strategic Synthesis of Crystalline Silicon Fragments
Rebekka Klausen, Johns Hopkins University

15:00

Manifestation of Small Nanostructures in High Doped Silicon Wafer
Priyanka Yogi, Indian Institute of Technology Indore (NOT PRESENTED)

15:20

COFFEE BREAK

15:40

Coverage, Mechanism, and Electronics Study of Si-S, Si-Se and Si-Te-bound Si(111) Surfaces Formed via UV Irradiation
Minjia Hu, University of Alberta

16:00

Advanced Electrode Materials for High Energy Lithium-Ion Batteries
Zhongwei Chen, University of Waterloo

16:20

Mechanochemical Formation of Silicon Nanoparticles through RHEBM
Mark Fink, Tulane University

16:40

Directions in Uncharted Territory - Blazing the Polysilane Trail
Julian Koe
, International Christian University

17:00

Student Oral and Poster Awards Presentations - see results here

17:20

END of SESSION

 

19:00

Pre-Banquet Reception, Riverview Room Patio, Shaw Conference Centre

19:30

Banquet, Riverview Room, Shaw Conference Centre