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This volume, written by 25 experts from industry and research, provides a thorough overview of commercially important and environmentally mobile organosilicon materials. It outlines the structure, properties and applications of the four most significant material classes, and summarizes their environmental entry, transport, fate and impact. Readers now have access in one volume to structure, properties, manufacturing, environmental fate and effects of organosilicon compounds and to legislation governing their use.
G. Chandra: Introduction.- R.B. Allen, P. Kochs and G. Chandra: Industrial Organosilicon Materials, Their Environmental Entry and Predicted Fate.- J.C. Carpenter and R. Gerhards: Methods for the Extraction and Detection of Trace Organosilicon Materials in Environmental Samples.- S.M. Mazzoni, S. Roy and S. Grigoras: Eco-Relevant Properties of Selected Organosilicon Materials.- C. Stevens and R.B. Annelin: Ecotoxicity Testing Challenges of Organosilicon Materials.- J.L. Spivack, E.R. Pohl and P. Kochs: Organoalkoxysilanes, Organosilanols and Organosiloxanols.- J.F. Hobson, R. Atkinson and W.P.L. Carter: Volatile Methylsiloxanes.- N.J. Fendinger, R.G. Lehmann and E.M. Mihaich: Polydimethylsiloxanes.- D.E. Powell, J.C. Carpenter: Polyethermethylsiloxanes.- J.A. Hatcher and G.S. Slater: Regulatory Status of Silicones in the United States.- D. Wischer and C. Stevens: Regulatory Status of Silicones in Europe.- Y. Miyakawa: Regulatory Status of Silicones in Japan.- G. Chandra, L.D. Maxim and T. Sawano: The Silicone Industry and Its Environmental Impact.