To be held June 11-13, 2003 at the

Grosvenor Resort Hotel, Orlando, FL

This symposium continues the tradition set by the first symposium in this series:"Silanes and Other Coupling Agents" which was hosted in 1991 by the Dow Corning Corporation in honor of Dr. Edwin P. Plueddemann. As with its predecessor, this symposium will be concerned with the technological areas where the use of surface primers such as silanes is critical to the success of coating technology. The use of silanes as coupling agents for polyimide coatings and in glass fiber composites are just two applications where the use of silanes has been an enabling factor in the success of particular manufactured products. Quite surprisingly, silanes have also found a role in biotechnology as specific coupling agents for bonding polynucleotides to the so-called "gene chips". This symposium is organized to bring together scientists, technologists and engineers interested in all aspects of coupling agent technology, to review and assess the current state of knowledge, to provide a forum for exchange and cross-fertilization of ideas and to define problem areas which need intensified efforts. Note the address given is guaranteed for the presenting author only.



1:35- 2:05: D.J. Marks, F.R. Jones and H. Sugihara; Department of Engineering Materials, University of Sheffield, Sir Robert Hadfield Building Mappin Street, Sheffield, S1 3JD UK; Plasma Polymerised Coatings for Adhesion Promotion in Fibre Composites p. 1

2:05-2:35: Barry Arkles, Youlin Pan, Gerald Larson, Donald H. Berry; Gelest, Inc. 11 East Steel Rd., Morrisville, PA 19067; Cyclic Azasilanes: Volatile Coupling Agents for Nanotechnology p. 2

2:35-3:05: Stephen L. Kaplan; 4th State Inc., 1260 Elmer Street, Belmont, CA 94002-2806; Cold Gas Plasma and Silanes p. 3

3:05-3:30: COFFEE BREAK

3:30-4:00: Wilma Dierkes, Louis Reuvekamp, J. W. M. Noordermeer; University Twente, Faculty of Chemical Technology, Rubber Technology Group, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, THE NETHERLANDS; Silane Coupling Agents for Silica-filled Tire-tread Compounds: the Link Between Chemistry and Performance p. 4

4:00-4:30: Anthony A. Parker; A. A. Parker Consulting, Newtown, PA 18940; Keeping the Music Alive with Surface Chemistry: Musical Instrument Strings and Corrosion p. 5

4:30-5:00 Jaspreet Singh Gandhi and Wim J. van Ooij, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0012; Electrodeposition of Organofunctional Bis-Silanes on Metals p. 6


8:30-9:00: E. R. Pohl and A. Chaves; Crompton Corporation, OSi Specialties, 771 Old Saw Mill River Road, Tarrytown, NY 10591; Hydrolysis of Sterically Hindered Alkoxysilanes p. 7

9:00-9:30: Rex D. Ramsier; Departments of Physics, Chemistry, and Chemical Engineering, The University of Akron, 250 Buchtel Commons, Ayer Hall 111, Akron, OH 44325-4001; Adsorption of Organo-Phosphorus Species on Oxidized Metal Surfaces p. 8

9:00-10:00: Vignesh Palanivel and W.J. van Ooij, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0012, USA; Modified Silane Films as an Alternative to Chromates for Corrosion Protection of AA2024-T3 Alloys p. 9

10:00-10:30: COFFEE BREAK

10:30-11:00: Toru Fujii; DOSHISHA University, Dept. of Mech. Eng. & Systems, Kyo-Tanabe, 610-0321, JAPAN; The Effects of Moisture and Surface Treatment on Interfacial Strength Between Epoxy Adhesive and Steel Adherend p. 10

11:00-11:30: Carosena Meola and Giuseppe Giorleo; DETEC - Università di Napoli "Federico II", P.le Tecchio 80, 80125 Napoli, ITALY; Role of Polymer Surface Modifiction in Adhesively Bonded Joints: Analysis and Testing p. 11

11:30-12:00: J .F. Gerard, J. Galy, S. Bizet, M. Amici, H. Kaddami; IMP/Laboratoire des Matériaux Macromoléculaires, UMR CNRS 5627, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon, Bât. Jules Verne, 69621 Villeurbanne Cedex - FRANCE; Nanocomposites from Sol-gel Chemistry of Silicon Alcoxides Vs. Introduction of Preformed Inorganic Nanoparticles (Poss Nanobuilding Blocks and Functionalized Silica) p. 12

12:00-1:30: LUNCH


1:30-2:00: Anuj Seth and Wim J. van Ooij; Department of Chemical And Materials Engineering , University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0012; Silane Coupling Agents For Prevention of Corrosion Fatigue Cracking of Aerospace Alloys AA2024-T3 AND AA7075-T6 p. 13

2:00-2:30: Eckhard Schollmeyer, Torsten Textor, Dierk Knittel, Thomas Bahners, Deutsches Textilforschungszentrum Nord-West e.V. D-47798 Krefeld, GERMANY; Coating of Textile Fibres with Organic-inorganic Hybrid Polymers p. 14

2:30-3:00: Michael S. Kent, Guirong Pan, Jarek Majewski, and Dale W. Schaefer; Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221; Swelling of Silane Water-Barrier Films p. 15

3:00-3:30: COFFEE BREAK

3:30-4:00: N. H. Tung, Y. Inagaki, T. Fujii, K. Okubo; Doshisha University, Dept. of Mech. Engineering, Kyo-Tanabe, Kyoto 610-0321, JAPAN; Interfacial Adhesion Improvement of Bamboo Fiber and Polypropylene (PP) in Bamboo-PP Composite p. 16

POSTER R. Briard, C. Heitz and E. Barthel; Unité Mixte CNRS/Saint-Gobain, "Surface du Verre et Interface", BP 135, F-93303 Aubervilliers Cedex, FRANCE; Glass Strengthening by Organosilane Coatings Deposited from an Aqueous Dispersion p. 17


8:30-9:00: Wim J. van Ooij, Vignesh Palanivel, Danqing Zhu, Matt Stacy, Anna Lamar and Anuj Seth; Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0012; Overview of Mechanisms of Corrosion Protection of Metals by Silane Films p. 18

9:00-9:30: Matthew B. Stacy and Wim J. van Ooij; Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0012; Rubber-Metal Bonding by Organofunctional Silanes p. 19

9:30-10:00: Petri Widsten and Jaakko E. Laine; Laboratory of Paper Technology, Dept. of Forest Products Techology, Helsinki University of Technology, P.O.Box 6300, FIN-02015 HUT, FINLAND; Manufacture of Resin-Free Fiberboard from Wood Fibers Activated by Treatment with Fenton's Reagent p. 20

10:30-11:00: Michael W. Backer, Chad A. Buesing, Jennifer L. Dingman, John M. Gohndrone, Sanlin Hu, William C. Maki, Bryan Thomas, Hongjun Yue and Shawn K. Mealey; Dow Corning Corporation, P. O. Box 994, Midland, MI 48686; Use of LC, NMR and MS for Sulfidosilane Material Characterization p. 21

11:00-11:30: J. P. Matinlinna, K. Laajalehto, A. Yli-urpo, L. V. J. Lassila and P. K. Vallittu; University of Turku, Department of Prosthetic Dentistry and Biomaterials Research, FIN-20520 Turku, FINLAND; FTIR and XPS Surface Characterization of Allyltrimethoxysilane and 3-Methacryloxypropyltrimethoxysilane Mixture Treated Titanium Substrate p. 22