Complementing the six volumes already published in Patai’s Chemistry of the Functional Groups series this title covers topics not previously updated in the set. Written by key researchers in the field it includes more practical chapters and industrial examples than before as well as additional material. There is a strong emphasis on “Poly” derivatives of various classes of silicon compounds as well as a chapter on silicon in modern high-technology. These supplement the practical parts of earlier volumes and enhance past material. An invaluable reference source to organic chemists working in academia and industry .Includes many more industrial examples than previous titles in the series. This volume complements the main volumes, with little overlap, and ensures the functional group series continues its superiority in the silicon field.