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Organo Fluorine and Chloro Silicone Chemical Consultant

Technical Consultant #1140


More than 40 years of chemical consulting and technical programs in these areas:

  • Fluorine chemicals and compounds
  • Chemical process engineering
  • Silicon chemistry
  • Organofluorine processing
  • Silicon intermediate processing
  • Silane chemistry
  • Tetrachloro silane (SiCl4)
  • Fluorosilicone elastomers


1963 - 2001 Dow Dow Corning Corporation

  • Various technical and managerial roles in Research, in Technical Services & Development and in Process Engineering Departments.
  • Expert in both organofluorine processing and in specialty silicon intermediate processing, including ultra pure silicon tetrachloride (SiCl4) for optical applications.
  • Career activities used academic and practical chemistry training to successfully bridge technical problem solving across industrial product and process R&D.
  • Work primarily directed at existing and new chemical intermediates (building blocks) and the methods for their safe, efficient production.
  • Last 20 years service in Process Engineering Research focused on silicon intermediates processing.
  • R&D projects led to successful multi-million dollar plant construction projects, including a foreign assignment in Japan.

Honors & Publications


  • 1987, EP 0219949, (co-inventor), Organo-silicon Ketene Acetal Compounds
  • 1989, US 4,798,818, (co-inventor), Catalyst Composition and Process for Its Preparation
  • 1991, EP 0453891, Isomer Specific Preparation of 3,3,3-Trifluoropropene from Difluorocarbene Precursor and Vinyl Monomer
  • 1992, EP 0319153, Preparation of 3,3,3-Trifluoropropene


  • 1967, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 32, 603-607, (co-authored), The Preparation and Coupling of Some Alpha-Haloperfluorocarbon-s-triazines
  • 1970, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 35, 270-271, (co-authored), 1,3 Rearrangements of the Dichloromethyl Group
  • 1971, Polymer Preprints American Chemical Society, Div. Polymer Chemistry, 12(1), 482-488, (co-authored), New Hybrid Fluorosilicones, I. Monomers
  • 1971, Journal of Fluorine Chemistry, 1(2), 203-218, (co-authored), Synthesis of Alpha, Omega-bis-(Silyl)Polyfluoroalkane Derivatives

Books and Book Chapters

  • Kirk Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, 4th Edition, John Wiley & Sons, (1994), 11, 467-482, (co-authored), Fluorine Compounds, Organic - Introduction
  • Kirk Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, 4th Edition, John Wiley & Sons, (1994), 11, 722-729, (co-authored), Poly(fluorosilicones)
  • Kirk Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, 5th Edition, John Wiley & Sons, (2004 in press), on-line version available as of July, 2004, Fluorine Compounds, Organic Introduction.
  • Fluorine Chemistry: A Comprehensive Treatment, M. Howe-Grant, ed., John Wiley, New York, 1995, (co-authored) one chapter on Fluorine Compounds and (co-authored) one chapter on Fluorosilicones.


  • B.S. Chemistry, Case Institute of Technology
  • M.S. Organic Chemistry, The Ohio State University
  • PhD Organofluorine Chemistry, The Ohio State University
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