Abraham   Ulman

Abraham Ulman

Professor

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Journal Articles

Ulman, A.; Manassen, J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1975, 97, 6540. “Synthesis of New Tetraphenylporphyrin Molecules Containing Heteroatoms Other than Nitrogen. I. Tetraphenyl-21,23-dithiaporphyrin.”

Ulman, A.; Manassen, J.; Frolow, F.; Rabinovich, D. Tet. Lett. 1978, 167. “Synthesis of New Tetraphenylporphyrin Molecules Containing Heteroatoms Other than Nitrogen. II. Tetraphenyl-21-sellena-23-thiaporphyrin and Tetraphenyl-21,23-diselena-porphyrin.”

Ulman, A.; Manassen, J.; Frolow, F.; Rabinovich, D., Tet. Lett. 1978, 1885. “Synthesis of New Tetraphenylporphyrin Molecules Containing Heteroatoms Other than Nitrogen. III. Tetraphenyl-21-tellura-23-thiaporphyri.”

Ulman, A.; Sprecher, M. J. Org. Chem. 1979, 44, 3703. “Thermal and Photochemical Reactions of Sodium Salts of b-Phosphonotosylhydrazones.”

Ulman, A.; Manassen, J. J. Chem.Soc. Perkin I 1979, 1066. “Synthesis of New Tetraphenylporphyrin Molecules Containing Heteroatoms Other than Nitrogen. IV. Symmetrically and Unsymmetrically Substituted Tetraphenyl-21,23-dithiaporphyrin.”

Ulman, A.; Manassen, J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1979, 101, 7055. “Synthesis and Properties of Tetraphenylporphyrin Molecules Containing Heteroatoms Other than Nitrogen. V. High Resolution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of Inner and Outer Aromaticity.”

Ulman, A.; Gallucci, J.; Fischer, D.; Ibers, J. A. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1981, 102, 6852. “Facile Synthesis of Tetraalkylchlorin and Tetraalkylporphyrin complexes and comparison of the Structures of Tetramethylchlorin and Tetramethylporphyrin Complexes of Nickel (II).”

Ulman, A.; Manassen, J.; Frolow, F.; Rabinovich, D. Inorg. Chem. 1981, 20, 1987. “Synthesis and Properties of Tetraphenylporphyrin Molecules Containing Heteroatoms Other than Nitrogen. VI. Electrochemical Study.”

Hill, R.; Gouterman, M.; Ulman, A. Inorg. Chem. 1982, 21, 1450. “Tetraphenylporphyrin Molecules Containing Heteroatoms Other than Nitrogen. VII. Emission and Electronic Structure of Ring Containing Sulfur and Selenium.”

Ulman, A.; Fischer, D.; Ibers, J. A. J. Heterocycl. Chem. 1982, 19, 409. “Synthesis of Some 5,10,15,20-Tetraalkylporphyrin Complexes of Transition Metals.”

Ulman, A.; Cohen, H.; Meyerstien, D. Inorg. Chim. Acta. 1982, 64, L127. “Ligand Metal Interrelationship. I. The Tervalent Nickel Complex of 11,13-Dimethyl-1,4,7,10-tetraaza-cyclotrideca-10,13-diene.”

Pace, L. J.; Martinson, J.; Ulman, A.; Hoffman, B. M.; Ibers, J. A. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1983, 105, 2612. “Conductive Molecular Crystals. Structural, Magnetic, and Charge-Transfer Properties of Partially Oxidized (5,10,15,20-Tetramethylporphinato)Nickel (II).”

Ulman, A.; Valentin, B. Solar Energy Materials 1983, 9, 177. “Investigations of Sodium Acetate Trihydrate for Solar Latent Heat Storage. Controlling the Melting Point.”

Abraham, R. J.; Leonard, P; Ulman, A. Org. Mag. Res. 1984, 22, 561. “Tetraphenylporphyrin Molecules Containing Heteroatoms Other than Nitrogen. VIII. Carbon (13) Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Study.”

Stein, P.; Spiro, T. G.; Ulman, A. J. Phys. Chem. 1984, 88, 369. “Tetraphenylporphyrin Molecules Containing Heteroatoms Other than Nitrogen. IX. A Resonance Raman Study.”

Ulman, A. Org. Mag. Res. 1984, 22, 114. “5,10,15,20-Tetraalkylchlorin and Porphyrin Complexes of Divalent Nickel. A carbon (13) N.M.R. Study.”

Chang, D.; Malinsky, T.; Ulman, A.; Kadish, K. M. Inorg. Chem. 1984, 23, 817. “Electrochemistry of Ni(II) Porphyrins and Chlorin.”

Schildkraut, J. S.; Penner, T. L.; Willand, C. S.; Ulman, A. Opt. Lett. 1988, 13, 134. “Absorption and Second -Harmonic Generation of Monomer and Aggregated Hemicyanine Dye in Langmuir - Blodgett Films.”

Ulman, A. J. Phys. Chem. 1988, 92, 2385. “Calculations of Dipole Moments, Optical Spectra, and Second - Order Hyperpolarizability Coefficients of Some Mono- and Disubstituted Stilbene Models for the Design of Nonlinear Optical Materials.”

Tillman, N.; Ulman, A.; Schildkraut, J. S.; Penner, T. L. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1988, 110, 6136. “The Incorporation of Phenoxy Group in Self - Assembling Monolayers of Trichlorosilane Derivatives: Effects on Film Thickness, Wettability, and Molecular Orientation.”

Tillman, N.; Ulman, A.; Penner, T. L. Langmuir 1989, 5, 101. “Formation of Multilayers by Self – Assembly.”

Ulman, A. J. Mat. Ed. 1989, 11, 207. “Ultrathin Organic Films: From Langmuir-Blodgett to Self-Assembly.”

Ulman, A.; Eilers, J. E.; Tillman, N. Langmuir, 1989, 5, 1147. “The Packing and Molecular Orientation of Alkyl Thiol Monolayers on Gold Surfaces.”

Ulman, A.; Tillman, N. Langmuir, 1989, 5, 1418. “Self-Assembling Double-layers on Gold Surfaces: The Merging of Two Chemistries.”

Ulman, A.; Urankar, E. J. Org. Chem. 1989, 54, 4691. “Novel Synthesis of 4-[Alkyl(Aryl)Sulfonyl]Benzaldehydes - Alkyl(Aryl)sulfinate Anion as a Nucleophile in Aromatic Substitutions.”

Tillman, N.; Ulman, A.; Elman, J. F. Langmuir 1989, 5, 1020. “Oxidation of a Sulfide Group in a Self-Assembled Monolayer.”

Williams, D. J.; Penner, T. L.; Schildkraut, J. S.; Tillman, N.; Ulman, A.; Willand, C. S. in Nonlinear Optical Effects in Organic Polymers, Messier, J. et al., Eds., Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1989, 195-218. “Polymers and Molecular Assemblies for Second-Order Nonlinear Optics.

Ulman, A. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. Adv. Mat. 1990, 2, 573. “Self-Assembled Monolayers of Alkyltrichlorosilanes: Building Block for Future Organic Materials.”

Ulman, A.; Willand, C.; Koehler, W.; Robello, D.; Handly, L.; Williams, D. J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1990, 112, 7083. “New Materials for Nonlinear Optics: Stilbene and Azobenzene Systems Containing a Sulfonyl Group as the Acceptor. Theoretical Calculations, Synthesis, and Properties.”

Tillman, N.; Ulman, A.; Elman, J. F. Langmuir 1990, 6, 1512. “A Novel Self-Assembling Monolayer Film Containing a Sulfone-Substituted Aromatic Group.”

Evans, S. D.; Ulman, A. Chem. Phys. Lett. 1990, 170, 462. “Surface Potential Studies of Alkanethiol Monolayers on Gold.”

Evans, S. D.; Sharma, R.; Ulman, A. Langmuir 1991, 7, 156. “Contact Angle Stability: Reorganization of Monolayer Surfaces?”

Ulman, A.; Willand, C. S.; Koehler, W.; Robello, D. R.; Handly, L.; Williams, D. J. ACS Symposium Series on Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials 1991, 455, 170. “The Use of a Sulfonyl Group in Materials for Nonlinear Optics: A Bifunctional Electron Acceptor.”

Robello, D. R.; Willand, C. S.; Scozzafava, M.; Ulman, A.; Williams, D. J. ACS Symposium Series on Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials 1991, 455, 279. “Nonlinear Optical Chromophores in Photocrosslinked Matrices.”

Ulman, A. ACS Symposium Series on FT-IR in Colloid and Interface Science 1990, 447, 144. “Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy of Langmuir-Blodgett and Self-Assembled Films: An Overview.”

Ulman, A.; Evans, S. D.; Shnidman, Y.; Sharma, R.; Eilers, J. E.; Chang, J. C. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1991, 113, 1499. “A Concentration-Driven Surface Transition in the Wetting of Mixed Alkanethiol Monolayers on Gold.”

Evans, S. D.; Urankar, E.; Ulman, A.; Ferris, N.; Y. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1991, 113, 4121. “Self - Assembled Monolayers of Alkyl Thiols Containing a Polar Aromatic Group on Gold: The Effects of the Dipole Position on the Molecular Packing and Orientation, and on the Surface Wetting Properties.”

Evans, S. D.; Ulman, A.; Goppert-Berarducciand. K. E.;Gerenser, L. J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1991, 113, 5866. “Self-Assembled Multilayers of w-?Mercaptoalkanoic Acids:Selective Ionic Interactions.”

Ulman, A., Adv. Mater. 1991, 3, 298. “Thermal Stability of Langmuir-Blodgett and Self-Assembled films: A Possible Scenario for Order-Disorder Transitions.”

Sellers, H.; Ulman, A.; Shnidman, Y.; Eilers, J. E. In Cluster Models for Surface and Bulk Phenomena; Pacchioni, G., Bagus, P. S., Eds., Plenum Press: New York, 1991.

Evans, S. D.; Goppert-Berarducci, K.; Urankar, E.; Gerenser, L. J.; Ulman, A. Langmuir 1991, 7, 2700. “Monolayers Having Large in–Plane Dipole Moments: Characterization of Sulfone–Containing Self–Assembled Monolayers of Alkanethiols on Gold by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, X–ray photoelectron Spectroscopy and Wetting.”

Penner, T. L.; Willand, C. S.; Robello, D. R.; Schildkraut, J. S.; Ulman, A., SPIE, Bellingham, WA,1991, pp. 169-178 “Photochemistry and photoelectrochemistry of Organic and Inorganic Molecular Thin Films.”

Ulman, A.; Evans, S. D.; Shnidman, Y.; Sharma, R.; Eilers, J. E. Advances in Colloid and Interface Science 1992, 39, 175. “Mixed Alkanethiol Monolayers on Gold Surfaces: Wetting and Stability Studies.”

Ulman, A.;Evans, S. D.; Snyder. R. G. Thin Solid Films 1992, 210/211, 806. “Self-Assembled Monolayers of Alkanethiols on Gold: Sulfone Groups Enhancing Two-Dimensional Organization.”

Ulman, A.; Evans, S. D.; Sharma, R. Thin Solid Films 1992, 210/211, 810. “Wetting Studies of Molecularly Heterogeneous Surfaces Using Two Liquid Systems.”

Ulman, A.; Evans, S. D.; Shnidman, Y., Conf. Proc. Dynamical Phenomena at Interfaces, Surfaces and Membranes, Les Houches 1992. “Wetting of in Chemically Heterogeneous Surfaces: Effect of Quenches Disorder on Contact Angles.”

Sellers, H.; Ulman, A.; Shnidman, Y.; Eilers, J. E. NATO ASI Series, Series B: Physics 1992, 283, 441-52 “Modeling chemisorption processes with metal cluster systems. III. Model thioalkyls on gold surfaces”

Ulman A.; Scaringe, R. Langmuir 1992, 8, 894. “On the Formation of Two-Dimensional Assemblies.”

Robello, D. R.; Schildkraut, J. S.; Dao, P.; Scozzafava, M.; Ulman, A.; Willand, C. S. Chem. Mat. 1992, 4, 425. “Linear Polymers for Nonlinear Optics. 2. Synthesis and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Polymers Bearing Pendant Chromophores with Methylsulfonyl Electron-Acceptor Groups.”

Shnidman, Y.; Ulman, A.; Eilers, J. E.; Sellers, H. Proc. MRS 1992, 291, 211. “Molecular Mechanics and Dynamics Studies of Chemisorbed Monolayers of Alkanethiolates.”

Ulman, A. Adv. Mater. 1992, 6, 55. “Self-Assembly of Semiconductor Nanocrystals (Research News).”

Ulman, A.; Shnidman, Y.; Eilers, J. E.; Scaringe, R. P.; Sellers, H. Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Bioelectronic and Molecular Electronic Devices 1992, 76. “The Interplay of Forces in the Formation of Two Dimensional Assemblies.”

Shnidman, Y.; Evand, S. D.; Ulman, A.; Eilers, J. E. Langmuir 1993, 9, 1071. “Effect of Perturbing Strata on Chain Conformations and Ordering in Closely Packed Layered Structures of Chain Molecules.”

Nemetz, A.; Fischer, T.; Ulman, A.; Knoll, W. J. Chem. Phys. 1993, 98, 5912. “Surface Plasmon Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy with HS(CH2)21OH on Different Metals.”

Sellers, H.; Ulman, A.; Shnidman, Y.; Eilers, J. E., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1993, 115, 9389. “Structure and Binding of Alkylthiolates on Gold and Silver Surface: Implications for Self-Assembly.”

Penner, T. L.; Armstrong, N. J.; Williand, C. S.; Schildkraut, J. S.; Robello, D. R.; Ulman, A. Nonlinear Opt. 1993, 4, 191. “Synthesis, Film Fabrication and optical Properties of Langmuir-Blodgett Films of Polymeric Amphiphiles for Second-Harmonic Generation.”

Whitesides, G. M.; Ferguson, G. S.; Allara, D. L.; Scherson, D.; Speaker, L.; Ulman, A. Crit. Rev. Surf. Chem. 1993, 3, 49. “Organized molecular Assemblies.”

Evans, S.D.; Freeman, T. L.; Flynn, D. N.; Ulman, A. Thin Solid Films 1994, 244, 778. “Raman Spectroscopy of Self-Assembled Mono- and Multilayer Films of Alkanethiols on Gold.”

Freeman, T. L.; Evans, S. D.; Ulman, A. Thin Solid Films 1994, 244, 784. “Multilayers of ?-mercaptoalkanoic acids: Characterization of Films.”

Evans, S. D.; Sanassy, P.; Ulman, A. Thin Solid Films 1994, 243, 325. “Mixed Alkanethiolate Monolayers as Substrates for Studying the Langmuir Film Deposition Process.”

Whitten, D. G.; Spooner, S. P.; Geiger, C.; Furman, I.; Richard, W.; Kim, Y. -S.; Liang, K.; Chen, H.; Ulman, A.; et al. Trans. MRS of Jpn 1994, 15A, 503-8. “Supramolecular structures and reactivity in bilayers and Langmuir-Blodgett assemblies formed via self-assembly of polyfunctional amphiphiles”

Robello, D. R.; Ulman, A.; Urankar, E. Macromolecules 1994, 26, 6718. “Polyphenylsulfones”

Furman, I.; Whitten, D. G.; Penner, T. L.; Ulman, A. Langmuir 1994, 10, 837. “Aggregation Phenomena in Langmuir-Blodgett Films of Polar Stilbene Amphiphiles.”

Evans, S. D.; Flynn, T. M.; Ulman, A. Langmuir 1995, 11, 3811. “Self-Assembled Multilayer Formation on Predefined Templates.”

Ulman A., in Characterization of Organic Thin Films, Ulman, A., Ed. Butterworth-Heinemann: Boston, 1995. “Self-Assembled Monolayers.”

Ulman, A.; Elman, J. F. in Characterization of Organic Thin Films, Ulman, A., Ed. Butterworth Heinemann: Boston, 1995. “X-Ray Photoelectron Spectrosopy of Organic Thin Films.”

Chen, H.; Weiss Farahat, C.; Farahat, M. S.; Geiger, H. C.; Leinhos, U. W.; Liang, K.; Song, X.; Penner, T. L.; Ulman, A.; et al. MRS Bull. 1995, 20, 39. “Supramolecular Assembly of Chromophores in LB Films and related media.”

Freeman, T. L.; Evans, S. D.; Ulman, A. Langmuir 1995, 11, 4411. “XPS Studies of Self-Assembled Multilayer Films”

Ulman, A. MRS Bull. 1995, XX, 46. “Surface Adsorption of Monolayers.”

Li, J.; Liang, K. S.; Scoles, G.; Ulman, A. Langmuir 1995, 11, 4418. “Counterion Overlayers at the Interface between an Electrolyte and an w-Functionalized Monolayer Self-Assembled on Au. An X-Ray Reflection Study.”

Olbris, D.; Ulman, A.; Shnidman, Y. J. Chem. Phys. 1995, 102, 6865. “Interplay of Wettability and Adsorption at Chemically Heterogeneous Surfaces.”

Ulman A. in The Handbook of Surface Imaging and Visualization, Hubbard, A. T., Ed., CRC Press: Boca Raton, 1995. Pp. 277-288 “Langmur-Blodgett Films.”

Ulman, A. Chemtech. 1995, 23. “Engineering Surfaces.”

Kuhn H., Ulman, A. in Thin Films, Academic Press, Boston, 1995, Volume 20, Ulman, A., Editor. “Supramolecular Assemblies: Vision and Strategy.”

Dawson, S. L.; Elman, J.; Margevich, D. E.; McKenna, W.; Tirrell, D. A.; Ulman, A. ACS Symposium Series 1996, 627, 187. “Molecular recognition at a Monolayer Interface: 2,4-Diaminopyrimidine-Succinimide Host-Guest Partners.”

Evans, S. D.; Flynn, T. M.; Ulman, A.; Beamson, G. Surf. Interf. Anal. 1996, 24, 187-92. “XPS imaging of patterned self-assembled monolayers containing perfluorinated alkyl chains. ”

Ulman, A. Thin Solid Films 1996, 273, 48. “Wetting Studies of molecularly Engineered Surfaces.”

Ulman A. Chem. Rev. 1996, 96, 1533. “Formation and Structure of Self-Assembled Monolayers.”

Woodward, J.T., Ulman, A.; Schwartz, D.K. Langmuir 1996, 12, 3626. “Self-Assembled Monolayer Growth of Octadecylphosphonic Acid on Mica.”

Evans, S. D.; Flynn, T. M.; Ulman, A.; Beamson, G. Surf. Interface Anal. 1996, 24, 187. “XPS Imaging of Patterned Self-Assembled Monolayers Containing Perfluoroalkyl Chains.”

Johnson, S. R.; Evans, S. D.; Mahon, S. W. Ulman, A. Langmuir 1997, 12, 51. “Alkyl Thiol Molecules Containing an Aromatic Moiety Self-Assembled onto Gold Clusters.”

Weiss Farahat, C.; Penner, T. L.; Ulman, A.; Whitten, D. G. J. Phys. Chem. 1996, 100, 12616. “Enhanced Aggregation of Derivatized Tolan Surfactants through Donor-Acceptor interactions at the Air-Water interface and in Langmuir-Blodgett Films.”

Choi, G. Y.; Kim, S.; Ulman, A. Langmuir 1997, 13, 6333. “Adhesion Hysteresis Studies of Extracted Poly(Dimethyl Siloxane) Using Contact Mechanics.”

Zhao, J.; Wu, Z.; Zhang, J.; Zhu, T.; Ulman, A.; Liu, Z. Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. A 1997, 294, 185-188. “Structural characteri-zation of LB films of a novel azobenzene compound: FTIR evidence of a two-dimensional hydrogen-bonded structure”

Janek, R. P.; Fawcett, W. R.; Ulman, A. J. Phys. Chem. 1997, 101, 8550. “Impedance Spectroscopy of Self-Assembled Monolayers on Au(111): Evidence for Complex Double-Layer Structure in Aqueous NaClO4 at the Potential of Zero Charge.”

Johnson, S. R.; Evans, S. D.; Ulman, A. Supramol. Sci. 1997, 4, 329. “Synthesis and characterization of Surfactant-Stabilized Gold Nanoparticles.”

Evans, S. D.; Cooper, S. D.; Ulman, A. Suprampl. Sci. 1997, 4, 247. “X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Partial and Stamped Thiol-Based Self-Assembled Monolayers.”

Kim, S.; Choi, G. Y., Ulman, A.; Fleischer, C. Langmuir, 1997, 13, 6850. “The Effect of Chemical Functionality on Adhesion Hysteresis.”

Kim, S.; Choi, G. Y.; Nezaj, J.; Ulman, A., Fliescher, C. J. Adhesion 1997. “The Effect of H-Bonding on Adhesion Hysteresis: A Study Using the JKR Method.”

Zhao, J.; Wu, Z. Y.; Zhang, J.; Zhu, T.; Ulman, A.; Liu, Z. F. Langmuir 1997, 13, 2359. “Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy Evidence of a Two-Dimensional Hydrogen-Bonded Structure in Langmuir-Blodgett Films of a Novel Azobenzene Compound.”

Kataby, G.; Prozorov, T.; Gedanken, A.; Ulman, A. Langmuir 1997, 13, 6151 “Self-Assembled Monolayer Coatings on Amorphous Iron and Iron Oxide Nanoparticles: Thermal Stability and Chemical Reactivity Studies.”

Jordan, R.; Ulman, A., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1998, 120, 243. “Surface Initiated Living Cationic Polymerization of 2-Oxazolines.”

Kataby, G.; Prozorov, R.; Ulman, A.; Gedanken, A., Langmuir 1998, 14, 1512. “The Coating of Amorphous Iron Nanoparticles by Long-Chain Alcohols.”

Berman, A.; Steinberg, S.; Campbell, S.; Ulman, A.; Israelachvili, J. J. Tribology 1998, 43 “Microtribology of a metal oxide surface.”

Kang, J. F.; Jordan, R.; Ulman, A. Langmuir 1998, 14, 3983 “Wetting and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy Studies of Mixed Self-Assembled Monolayers of 4'-Methyl-4-mercaptobiphenyl and 4'-Hydroxy-4-mercaptobiphenyl.”

Kang, J. F.; Liao, S.; Jordan, R.; Ulman, A. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1998, 120, 9662 “Mixed self-assembled monolayers of rigid biphenyl thiols: Impact of solvent and dipole moment."

Janek, R. P., Fawcett, W. R., Ulman, A., Langmuir; 1998; 14; 3011 "Impedance Spectroscopy of Self-Assembled Monolayers on Au(111): Sodium Ferrocyanide Charge Transfer at Modified Electrodes,.

Jordan, R.; Ulman, A.; Kang, J. F.; Rafailovich, M.; Sokolov, J., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1999, 121, 1016. “Surface Initiated Living Anionic Polymerization of Styrene.”

Chanunpanich, N.; Ulman, A.; Strzhemechny, Y/ M.; Schwarz, S.; Janke, A.; Kraztmuller, T. Langmuir 1999, 15, 2089. “Surface Modification of Polyethylene by Bromination”

Kang, J. F.; Ulman, A.; Liao, S.; Jordan, R. Langmuir 1999, 15, 2095 “Self-Assembled Monolayers of Highly Polar Rigid Thiols”.

Ulman, A.; Kang, F. K.; Jordan, R.; Kurth, D. G. Langmuir 1999, 15, 5555. “Optically induced peak shifts in infrared spectra of mixed self-assembled monolayers.”

Ulman, A.. Molecular Solid State 1999, 2, 1-38. “Self-assembly of surfactant molecules on solid surfaces.”

Yee, C. K.; Jordan, R.; Ulman, A.; White, H.; King, A.; Rafailovich, M.; Sokolov, J. Langmuir, 1999, 15, 3486. “Novel, General, One-Phase Synthesis of Thiol-Functionalized Gold, Iridium, and Palladium Nanoparticles"

Yee, C. K.; Ulman, A.; White, H.; King, A.; Rafailovich, M.; Sokolov, J. Langmuir, 1999, 15, 4314 “Novel One-Phase synthesis of Thiol-Functionalized Plainum nanoparticles"

Yee, C.; Kataby, G.; Prozorov, T.; Ulman, A.; Gedanken A. Langmuir 1999, 15, 7111. “Self-assembled Monolayers of Alkyl Phosphonic and Sulfonic Acids on Amorphous Iron Oxide Nanoparticles"

Zaccaro, J.; Kang, J. F.; Ulman, A.; Myerson, A. S. Langmuir 2000, 16, 3791. "Control of Crystal Morphology in the Crystallization of Glycine on Self-Assembled Monolayer Surfaces.

Liao, S.; Shnidman, Y.; Ulman A. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2000, 122, 3688. “The Effect of Molecular Dipoles on the Adsorption Kinetics of Rigid Thiols on Gold..

Chanunpanich, N.; Ulman, A.; Strzhemechny, Y. M.; Schwarz, S. A. Langmuir 2000, 17, 3557. "Surface Modification of PE Film via Bromination: Reactions of PE-Br with Aromatic Thiolate Compounds”

Auer, F.; Scotti, M.; Ulman, A.; Jordan, R. Sellergren, B.; Jayne, G.; and Liu G.-Y. Langmuir 2000; 16, 7554 “Self-Assembly of Thiol-Modified Gold-nanoparticles on Bis-Benzamidine-Modified Planar Gold Surfaces"

Kang, J. F.; Ulman, A.; Liao, S.; Jordan, R.; Yang, G.; Liu, G. –Y. Langmuir 2000, 16, 95 "Self-Assembled Rigid Monolayers of 4'-Substituted-4-mercaptobiphenyls on gold and silver surfaces."

Choi, G. Y.; Ulman, A.; Zurawsky, W. J. Phys. Chem. B, 2000; 104, 5768 "Isotope Effect in Adhesion."

Shafi, K. V. P. M.; Ulman, A.; Yan, X.; Yang, N.-L.; Himmelhaus, M.; Grunze, M.; Langmuir 2001; 17, 1726 “Sonochemical Preparation of Silane-Coated Titania Particles”

Jordan, R.; West, N.; Ulman, A.; Chou, Y.-M.; Nuyken, O.; Macromolecules 2001; 34, 1606 “Nanocomposites by Surface-Initiated Living Cationic Polymerization of 2-Oxazolines on Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles”

Shafi, K. V. P. M.; Ulman, A.; Yan, X.; Yang, N.-L.; Estournes, C.; White, H.; Rafailovich, M. Langmuir 2001; 17, 5093 ”Sonochemical Synthesis of Functionalized Amorphous Iron Oxide Nanoparticles”

Prabhakaran, K.; Shafi, .K. V. P. M.; Ulman, A.; Ogino, T. Adv. Mater. 2001, 13, 1859. “Nanoparticle-Induced Light Emission from Multi-Functionalized Silicon”

Ulman, A. Acc. Chem. Res. 2001, 34, 855. “Self-Assembled Monolayers of 4-Mercaptobiphenyls”

K. Heister, K.; Zharnikov, M.; Grunze, M.; Johansson, L. S. O.; Ulman, A. Langmuir 2001, 17, 8 “Characterization of X-ray Induced Damage in Alkanethiolate Monolayers by High-Resolution Photoelectron Spectroscopy”

Shafi, K. V. P. M.; Ulman, A.; Dyal, A.; Yan, X.; Yang, N.-L.; Estournes, C.; Fournes, L.; Wattiaux, A.; Rafailovich, M.; Chem. Mater. 2002; 14, 1778 “Magnetic Enhancement of -Fe2O3 Nanoparticles by Sonochemical Coating”

Lee, A. Y.; Ulman, A.; Myerson, A. S. Langmuir 2002; 18, 5886 “Crystallization of Amino Acids on Self-Assembled Monolayers of Rigid Thiols on Gold”

Brower, T. L.; Garno, J. C.; Ulman, A.; Liu, G.-y.; Yan, C.; Golzhauser, A.; Grunze, M.; Langmuir 2002; 18, 6207 “Self-Assembled Multilayers of 4,4'-Dimercaptobiphenyl Formed by Cu(II)-Catalyzed Oxidation”

Pomfret, M. B.; Shew, C.-Y.; Yang, N.-L.; Ulman, A.. Poly. Preprints 2002, 43, 461-462 “ Self-consistent calculation of geometry and spin density of an iron oxide nanoparticle in acid surfactants”

Chanunpanich, N.; Ulman, A.; Strzhemechny, Y. M.; Schwarz, S. A.; Dornicik, J.; Rafailovich, M.; Sokolov, J.; Janke, A.; Braun, H. G.; Kratzmüller, T. International Polymer 2002, "Polythiophene Grafted on Polyethylene Film".

Schmelmer, U.; Jordan, R.; Geyer, W.; Eck, W.; Gölzhäuser, A.; Grunze, M.; Ulman, A. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2003, 42, 559. “Surface-Initiated Polymerization on Self-Assembled Monolayers: Amplification of Patents on the Micrometer and Nanometer Scale”

Yee, C. K.; Ulman, A.; Ruiz, J. D.; Parikh, A.; White, H.; Rafailovich, M. Langmuir 2003, 19, 9450. “Alkyl Selenide- and Alkyl Thiolate-Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles: Chain Packing and Bond Nature”

Adlkofer, K.; Shaporenko, A.; Zharnikov, M.; Grunze, M.; Ulman, A.; Tanaka, M. J. Phys. Chem. B. 2003, 107, 11737. “Chemical Engineering of Gallium Arsenide Surfaces with 4'-Methyl-4-mercaptobiphenyl and 4'-Hydroxy-4-mercaptobiphenyl Monolayers”

Spagnoli, C.; Loos, K.; Ulman, A.; Cowman, M. K. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 7214. “Imaging Structured Water and Bound Polysaccharide on Mica Surface at Ambient Temperature”

Jordan, R.; Kang, J.; Ulman, A.; Eck, W.; Golzhauser, A.; Grunze, M. Poly. Prep. 2003, 44, 414-415. “From monolayers to polymer brushes”

Schmelmer, U.; Jordan, R.; Paul, A.; Eck, W.; Golzhauser, A.; Grunze, M.; Ulman, A. Poly. Prepr. 2003, 44, 562-563. “Synthesis of patterned polymer brushes via surface-initiated polymerization on self-assembled monolayers “

Jordan, R.; Schmelmer, U.; Paul, A.; Eck, W.; Golzhauser, A.; Grunze, M.; Ulman, A. Poly. Prep. 2003, 44, 416-417. “Patterned polymer brushes via surface-initiated photopolymerization on self-assembled monolayers structured by chemical lithography”

Lai, J.; Shafi, K. V. P. M.; Loos, K.; Ulman, A.; Lee, Y.; Vogt, T.; Estourne, C. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 11470. “Doping g-?Fe2O3 Nanoparticles with Mn(III) Suppresses the Transition to the???Fe2O3 Structure”

Brower, T. L.; Cook, M.; Ulman, A. J. Phys. Chem. B. 2003, 107, 11721. “Mixed Self-Assembled Multilayer of 4,4’-Dimercaptobiphenyl and 1,8-Octanedithiol”

Shafi, K. V. P. M.; Ulman, A.; Lai, J.; Yang, N.-L.; Cui, M.-H. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 4010. ”A New Route to Alumoxane Gel: A Versatile Precursor to a-Alumina and Alumina-Based Ceramic Oxides”

Dyal, A.; Loos, K.; Noto, M.; Chang, S. W.; Spagnoli, C.; Shafi, K. V. P. M.; Ulman, A.; Cowman, M.; Gross, R. A. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 1684. “Activity of Candida rugosaLipase Immobilized on g-Fe2O3 Magnetic Nanoparticles”

Prabhakaran, K.; Watanabe, Y.; Homma, Y.; Ogino, T.; Wei, B. Q.; Ajayan, P. M.; Shafi, K. V. P. M.; Ulman, A.; Heun, S.; Locatelli, A.; Cherifi, S. Langmuir 2003; 19, 10629. “Selective Activation and Passivation of Nanoparticle Catalysts through Substrate Mediation”

Gupta, P.; Loos, K.; Korniakov, A.; Spagnoli, C.; Cowman, M.; Ulman, A. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2004, 43, 520. “Facile Route to Ultraflat SAM-Protected Gold Surfaces by “Amphiphile Splitting”

Lai, J.; Shafi, K. V. P. M.; Ulman, A.; Loos, K.; Yang, N.-L.; Cui, M.-H.; Vogt, T.; Estournes, C.; Locke, D. C.; J. Phys. Chem. B. 2004, 108; 14876. “Mixed Iron-Manganese Oxide Nanoparticles”

Heister, K.; Frey, S.; Ulman, A.; Grunze, M.; Zharnikov, M. Langmuir 2004; 20, 1222. “Irradiation Sensitivity of Self-Assembled Monolayers with an Introduced "Weak Link"

Kudasheva D. S; Lai J.; Ulman A.; Cowman M. K J. Inorg. Biochem. 2004, 98, 1757-69. “Structure of carbohydrate-bound polynuclear iron oxyhydroxide nanoparticles in parenteral formulations.”

Zubavichus, Y.; Zharnikov, M. ; Yang, Y.-J.; Fuchs, O.; Heske, C.; Umbach, E.; Ulman, A.; Grunze, M. Langmuir 2004, 20, 11022-11029. “XPS and NEXAFS study of water adsorption on the pyridine-terminated thiolate self-assembled monolayer”

Shaporenko, A.; Adlkofer, K.; Johansson, L. S. O.; Ulman, A.; Grunze, M.; Tanaka, M.; Zharnikov, M. J. Phys. Chem. B. 2004, 108, 17964-17972. ”Spectroscopic Characterization of 4'-Substituted Aromatic Self-Assembled Monolayers on GaAs(100) Surface”

Lai, J.; Shafi, K. V. P. M.; Ulman, A.; Loos, K.; Popovitz-Biro, R.; Lee, Y.; Vogt, T.; Estournes, C. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005,127, 5730-5731. “One-Step Synthesis of Core(Cr)/Shell( -Fe2O3) Nanoparticles”

Gupta, P.; Ulman, A.; Fanfan, F.; Korniakov, A; Loos, K. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 5. “Mixed Self-Assembled Monolayers of Alkanethiolates on Ultra Smooth Gold Do Not Exhibit Contact Angle Hysteresis.”

Lai, J.; Shafi, K. V. P. M.; Ulman, A.; Loos, K.; Lee, Y.; Vogt, T.; Lee, W.-L.; Ong, N. P. J. Phys. Chem. B. 2005, 109, 15-18. “Controlling the Size of Magnetic Nanoparticles Using Pluronic® Block Copolymer Surfactants”

Shaporenko, A.; Ulman, A.; Terfort, A.; Zharnikov, M. J. Phys. Chem. B 2005, 109, 3898-3906. “Self-assembled monolayers of alkaneselenols on (111) gold and silver”

Shaporenko, A.; Heister, K.; Ulman, A.; Grunze, M.; Zharnikov, M. J. Phys. Chem. B 2005, 109, 4096-4103. “The effect of halogen substitution in self-assembled monolayers of 4-mercaptobiphenyls on noble metal substrates”

Loos, K.; Kennedy, S. B.; Eidelman, N.; Tai, Y.; Zharnikov, M.; Amis, E. J.; Ulman, A.; Gross, R. A. Langmuir 2005, 21, 5237-5241. “Combinatorial approach to study enzyme/surface interactions”

Shaporenko, A.; Cyganik, P.; Buck, M.; Ulman, A. Zharnikov, M. Langmuir 2005, 21, 8204-8213. “Self-assembled monolayers of semifluorinated alkaneselenolates on noble metal substrates”

Tamam, L.; Kraack, H.; Sloutskin, E.; Ocko, B. M.; Pershan, P. S.; Ulman, A.; Deutsch, M. “Structure of Mercaptobiphenyl Monolayers on Mercury” J. Phys. Chem. B. 2005, 109, 12534-12543.

Spagnoli C.; Korniakov A.; Ulman A.; Balazs E. A; Lyubchenko Y. L; Cowman M. K Carbohydrate Res 2005, 340, 929-41. “Hyaluronan conformations on surfaces: effect of surface charge and hydrophobicity.

Stoycheva, S.; Himmelhaus, M.; Fick, J.; Kornviakov, A.; Grunze, M.; Ulman, A. Langmuir; 2006, 22, 4170-4178. “Spectroscopic Characterization of -Substituted Biphenylthiolates on Gold and Their Use as Substrates for "On-Top" Siloxane SAM Formation”

Xavier, J. H.; Sharma, S.; Seo, Y. S.; Isseroff, R.; Koga, T.; White, H.; Ulman, A.; Shin, K.; Satija, S. K.; Sokolov, J.; Rafailovich, M. H. Macromolecules 2006, 39, 2972-2980. “Effect of Nanoscopic Fillers on Dewetting Dynamics”

Education

The Weizmann Institute, Israel, 1978

Doctor of Philosophy, Physical-Organic Chemistry

Bar-Ilan University, Israel , 1971

Master of Science, Organic Chemistry

Bar-Ilan University, Israel, 1969

Bachelor of Science, Chemistry

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Interfacing with the Future

Awards + Distinctions

Alexander von Humboldt award for pioneering work on self-assembled monolayers

Research Interests

  • Fundamental studies of self-assembled monolayers, surface engineering and interfacial phenomena including wetting, adhesion, and friction. Polymers at engineered interfaces.
  • Materials for nonlinear optics. 
  • Nanoparticles.
  • Conducting Polymers.