Our research is centered on the synthesis and mechanisms of organometallic compounds, especially those compounds containing silicon. Most recently we have been studying the chemistry of polysilanes, especially that of cyclohexasilane, Si6H12, incorporating basic investigations into its ability to form novel derivatives and complexes. Some of these new compositions have exciting potential as semiconducting materials, inks for printed electronics applications and novel photovoltaic devices. We have also been studying the chemistry of silicones using new pathways we developed for manipulating the branches on a silicone backbone allowing great flexibility in incorporating new properties in silicones that can range from biocidal activity to optimization of physical properties.
Solution-Based Synthesis of Crystalline Silicon from Liquid Silane through Laser and Chemical Annealing Justin M. Hoey, Kenneth J. Anderson, John Lovaasen, Cody Gette, Douglas L. Schulz, Orven F. Swenson, Arumugasamy Elangovan, and P. Boudjouk. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2012 4 (5), 2680-2685.
Halide Coordination of Perhalocyclohexasilanes Si6X12 (X = Cl or Br). X. Dai, S-B. Choi SB, C.W. Braun, P. Vaidya , S. Kilina, S. Ugrinov A, D. L. Schulz, P. Boudjouk, Inorganic Chemistry, 50(9) : 4047-53, 2011
New Coordination Chemistry of Si5Cl10 with Organocyanides, X. Dai, K. Anderson, D. L. Schulz, and P. Boudjouk, J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 39(46):11188-92, 2010
"Inverse Sandwich" Complexes of Perhalogenated Cyclohexasilane, X. Dai, D. Schulz, C. W. Braun, A. Ugrinov, P. Boudjouk Organometallics, 29 (10), 2203-2205, 2010
Si6H12/Polymer Inks for Electrospinning a-Si Nanowire Lithium Ion Battery Anodes, D. L. Schulz, J. Hoey, J. Smith, A. Elangovan, X. Wu, I. Akhatov, S. Payne, J. Moore, P. Boudjouk, L. Pederson, J. Xiao, and J-G. Zhang, Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, 13, 10, A143-A145, 2010
An Improved Synthesis and Isolation of Tribenzylbismuth, M. P. Remington and P. Boudjouk, Phosphorous, Sulfur, Silicon and Related Elements, 184, 10-18, 2009
Combinatorial Materials Research Applied to the Development of New Surface Coatings IX: An Investigation of Novel Antifouling/Fouling-release Coatings Containing Quaternary Ammonium Salt Groups, P. Majumdar, E. Lee, N. Patel, K. Ward, S. J. Stafslien, J. Daniels, B. J. Chisholm, P. Boudjouk, M. E. Callow, J. A. Callow, and S. E. M. Thompson, Biofouling, 24 (3):185-200 18368587 (P , S,E,B ) 2008
Novel Approach to Anti-fouling and Fouling-release Marine Coatings Based on Dual-functional Siloxanes, S. B. Choi, J. Jepperson, L. Jarabek, J. Thomas, B. Chisholm, and P. Boudjouk, Macromolecular Symposia, 249/250 (Advanced Polymers for Emerging Technologies), 660-7 (2007)
Organically Modified Silicone Polymers for Antifouling/Fouling release Coatings, J. Thomas, R. Fjeldheim, S. B. Choi, P. Boudjouk, ACS Symposium Series 957 (Smart Coatings), 43-59 (2007)
New Technologies for the Analysis of Marine Coatings, T. Ready, J. Thomas, S. B. Choi, P. Boudjouk ACS Symposium Series, New Developments in Coating Technology ACS Symposium Series (2007), 962 (New Developments in Coatings Technology), 69-90