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Organosilanes in Radical Chemistry

Chryssostomos Chatgilialoglu

Hardcover, 227 Pages
First Edition, December 2003
ISBN: 0-471-49870-X


In recent years silicon-centered radicals have played an important role in organic synthesis, polymer chemistry and material sciences. The aim of this book is to offer for the first time a description of silyl radicals within an interdisciplinary context, connecting structural characteristics and chemical properties to their application in different areas of chemistry.
The first time different aspects of silyl radicals have been brought together
Excellent reference tool for experienced practitioners of radical and/or silicon chemistry
Presents various aspects of these intermediates in an original, comprehensive fashion
This book is essential for anyone working in free radical and/or silicon chemistry as well as for those who want to approach these fields for the first time.

Editorial Review

Tristrimethylsilylsilan - Fluka's reagent of the year 1990
was initially reported by Gilman 1965. C. Chatgilialoglu has extensively investigated this compound in the 1980s. Based on his important results, tris(trimethylsilyl)silane was improved as an interesting precursor in radical chemistry.

Radical chemistry is normally related to tributyl tin hydride. Some organosilanes show also similar chemical behaviour. However, some unusual reactions of organosilanes were also observed. But an important aspect of these compounds is their low toxicity, so that they may be applied in pharmaceutical industries.

This book gives an excellent overview to readers wish to work in this field of chemistry, giving some interesting examples and applications of organosilanes. "Organosilanes in Radical Chemistry" can be strongly recommended to all researchers working in the field of radical chemistry and look for a harmless alternative to tributyl tin hydride.