Organosilicon Compounds

Organosilicon Compounds

Theory and Experiment (Synthesis)

1st Edition - August 21, 2017

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  • Editor: Vladimir Ya Lee
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128019917
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128019818

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Organosilicon Compounds: Theory and Experiment (Synthesis), volume 1, comprises two parts. The first part, Theory, covers state-of-the-art computational treatments of unusual nonstandard organosilicon compounds that classical bonding theory fails to describe adequately. The second part, Experiment (Synthesis), describes recent synthetic advances in the preparation of a variety of organosilicon compounds with different coordination numbers of the central silicon: from tetracoordinate to low-coordinate to hypercoordinate derivatives. Organosilicon Compounds: From Theory to Synthesis to Applications provides a comprehensive overview of this important area of organic and organometallic chemistry, dealing with compounds containing carbon–silicon bonds. This field, which includes compounds that are widely encountered in commercial products such as in the fabrication of sealants, adhesives, and coatings, has seen many milestone discoveries reported during the last two decades. Beginning with the theoretical aspects of organosilicon compounds’ structure and bonding, the book then explores their synthetic aspects, including main group element organosilicon compounds, transition metal complexes, silicon cages and clusters, low-coordinate organosilicon derivatives (cations, radicals, anions, multiple bonds to silicon, silaaromatics), and more. Next, readers will find valuable sections that explore physical and chemical properties of organosilicon compounds by means of X-ray crystallography, 29Si NMR spectroscopy, photoelectron spectroscopy, and other methods. Finally, the work delves into applications for industrial uses and in many related fields, such as polymers, material science, nanotechnology, bioorganics, and medicinal silicon chemistry.

Key Features

  • Features valuable contributions from prominent experts that cover both fundamental (theoretical, synthetic, physico-chemical) and applied (material science, applications) aspects of modern organosilicon chemistry
  • Covers important breakthroughs in the field, along with the historically significant achievements of the past
  • Includes applied information for a wide range of specialists, from junior and senior researchers (from both academia and industry)
  • Ideal reference for those working in organometallic, organosilicon, main group element, transition metal, and industrial silicon chemistry, as well as those from interdisciplinary fields, such as polymer, material science, and nanotechnology


Organic, organometallic, Main group chemistry researchers

Table of Contents

  • I. Theory
    Chapter I.1  Nonclassical Organosilicon Compounds
    II. Experiment
    II.1.  Synthesis
    II.1.1. Organosilicon Compounds of Tetracoordinate Silicon
    Chapter II.1.1.1. Transition Metal Complexes of Silicon (excluding silylene complexes)
    Chapter II.1.1.2. Silicon Cages and Clusters
    Chapter II.1.1.3.  Chiral Organosilicon Compounds
    II.1.2. Organosilicon Compounds of Low-Coordinate Silicon
    Chapter II.1.2.1. Silicon-Centered Cations
    Chapter II.1.2.2. Silicon-Centered Radicals
    Chapter II.1.2.3. Silicon-Centered Anions
    Chapter II.1.2.4. Silylenes and Their Transition Metal Complexes
    Chapter II.1.2.5. Multiple Bonds to Silicon
    Chapter II.1.2.6. Silaaromatics and Related Compounds
    II.1.3. Organosilicon Compounds of Hypercoordinate Silicon
    Chapter II.1.3.1. Penta - and Hexacoordinated Silicon (IV) Compounds
    II.2.  Physico-Chemical Studies
    Chapter II.2.1. X-Ray Crystallography of Organosilicon Compounds
    Chapter II.2.2. 29Si NMR Spectroscopy
    Chapter II.2.3. Thermochemistry of Organosilicon Compounds
    Chapter II.2.4. Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Organosilicon Compounds
    III.  Applications
    Chapter III.1. Hydrosilylation of the Carbon–Carbon Multiple Bonds
    Chapter III.2. Polysilanes
    Chapter III.3. Siloxanes and Silicones
    Chapter III.4. Silicon-Based Dendrimers and Irregular Hyperbranched Polymers

Product details

  • No. of pages: 756
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2017
  • Published: August 21, 2017
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128019917
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128019818

About the Editor

Vladimir Ya Lee

Dr. Lee has more than 30 years in experimental organometallic chemistry, specializing in the field of Main Group elements chemistry, primarily the heavier Group 14 elements (Si, Ge, Sn, Pb). In addition to his background and career as a synthetic organometallic chemist, he has extensive experience of the scientific writing and publishing processes as the author and co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed research papers, published predominantly in high-ranking international journals (JACS, Angew. Chem., Organometallics, Inorg. Chem., etc.). He has also written scientific books contributions and co-authored six book chapters and one monograph, the latest of which are the following: (a) V. Ya. Lee and A. Sekiguchi. Organometallic Compounds of Low-Coordinate Si, Ge, Sn and Pb: From Phantom Species to Stable Compounds, Wiley, Chichester, 2010 [monograph]; (b) V. Ya. Lee and A. Sekiguchi. Multiply Bonded Compounds of the Heavy Group 14 Elements. In Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry II (Eds. J. Reedijk and K. Poeppelmeier), Elsevier, Oxford, 2013, Vol. 1 (Vol. Ed.: T Chivers), Chapter 1.11.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan

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