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Philip Boudjouk

Rsearch Interestes:

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.

Selected Publications:

  • Bright Silicon Nanocrystals from a Liquid Precursor: Quasi-Direct Recombination with High Quantum Yield, T. A. Pringle, K. I. Hunter, A. Brumberg, K. J. Anderson, J. A. Fagan, S. A. Thomas, R. J. Petersen, M. Sefannaser, Y. Han, S. L. Brown, D. S. Kilin, R. D. Schaller, U. R. Kortshagen, P. R. Boudjouk, and E. K. Hobbie* ACSNano, 14, 4, 3858–3867, 2020.
  • Breaking Carbon-Chlorine Bonds with the Unconventional Lewis Acid Dodecachlorocyclohexasilane, M. T. Frohlich, K. J. Anderson, A. Ugrinov, and P. Boudjouk Inorg. Chem., 57, 14463−14466; 2018, 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b00631
  • The Mechanism of Charged, Neutral, Mono- and Polyatomic Donor Ligand Coordination to Perchlorinated Cyclohexasilane (Si6Cl12). K. Pokhodnya, K. Anderson, S. Kilina, N. Dandu, and P. Boudjouk, J. Phys. Chem. A, 122, 4067−4075, 2018. DOI: 10.1021/acs/jpca.7b11052.


  • Unraveling Photodimerization of Cyclohexasilane from Molecular Dynamics Studies. Y. Han, K. J. Anderson, E. K. Hobbie, P. Boudjouk, and Dmitri S. Kilin, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 9, 4349−4354, 2018, DOI 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b01691.
  • Polymer Coating Materials and Their Fouling Release Activity: A Cheminformatic Approach to Predict Properties. B. Rasulev, F. Jabeen, S. Stafslien, B. J. Chisholm, J. Bahr, M. Ossowski, and P. Boudjouk, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2018, 9, 2, 1781-1792. DOI:10.1021/acsami.6b12766



  • Toward the Mechanism of Perchlorinated Cyclopentasilane (Si5Cl10) Ring Flattening in the [Si5Cl10.2Cl]2- Dianion. K. Pokhodnya, K. Anderson, S. Kilina, and P. Boudjouk J. Phys. Chem., A 121, 18, 3494-3500, 2017. DOI 10.1021/acs.jpca.6b12938.


  • The Synthesis of Bismuth Sulfide, Antimony Sulfide and Their Solid Solutions from Tribenzylbismuth, Tribenzylantimony, and Elemental Sulfur, M. P. Remington and P. Boudjouk, Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Silicon and the Related Elements, 191:1, 4-8, 2015.
  • Low Temperature Colloidal Synthesis of Silicon Nanorods from Isotetrasilane, Neopentasilane, and Cyclohexasilane, X. Lu, K. J. Anderson, P. Boudjouk, and B. A. Korgel, Chemistry of Materials, 27, 6053-6058, 2015.


  • Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Vapor Deposition of Silicon Thin Films Using Cyclohexasilane. S. Guruvenket, J. Hoey, K. Anderson, M. Frohlich, G. Strommen, R. Sailer and P. Boudjouk, 14 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), Denver, CO, pp. 3068-3070, 2014. doi: 10.1109/PVSC.2014.6925583.


  • Study of Intrinsic Stress in Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon PECVD Films with Cyclohexasilane (CHS) as a Precursor, Konstantin Pokhodnya, Kenneth J. Anderson, Philip R. Boudjouk, 2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), Denver, CO, 2014, pp. 3065-3067, doi: 10.1109/PVSC.2014.69255823065-3067.
  • Solution-Based Synthesis of Crystalline Silicon from Liquid Silane through Laser and Chemical Annealing, ACS Applied Materials Interfaces, G. R. S. Iyer, E. K. Hobbie, S. Guruvenket, J. M. Hoey, K. J. Anderson, J. Lovaasen, C. Gette, D. L. Schulz, O, F. Swenson, A. Elangovan, and P. Boudjouk 4(5), 2680–85, 2012.


  • 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.


  • Novel Approach to Anti-fouling and Fouling-release Larine 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), 660-667 2007.


  • Organically Modified Silicone Polymers for Antifouling/Fouling release Coatings, J. Thomas, R. Fjeldheim, S.-B. Choi, and 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, and P. Boudjouk ACS Symposium Series, New Developments in Coating Technology ACS Symposium Series (2007), 962(New Developments in Coatings Technology), 69-90.


Philip Boudjouk

Jordan A. Engberg Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Professor

BS, St. John’s University (NY) 1960-1964
PhD, University of Wisconsin (Madison) 1967-1971
Postdoctoral Fellow,
(University of California-Davis) 1971-1973

Office: Research 1A Rm 1216

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