Hirner, A.v.; Flassbeck, D.; Gruemping, R.:
Organosilicon compounds in the environment.
In: Organometallic Compounds in the Environment (2nd Edition), S. 305 - 351
2003Artikel/Aufsatz in Zeitschrift
Organosilicon compounds in the environment.
Hirner, A.v.LSF; Flassbeck, D.; Gruemping, R.


A review concerning organosilicon compds. in the environment is given. Topics discussed include: polydimethylsiloxanes (PDMS); volatile methylsiloxanes (VMS); silanols; anal. procedures and methods (PDMS, VMS, and silanols analyses in environmental samples by gas chromatog., environmental sample anal. by HPLC, biol. sample anal.); environmental concns. and processes (PDMS in soil, sediment, and waste; VMS in air, soil, sediment, and waste; silicone persistence in the environment: PDMS, VMS, silanols; transfer of alkyl groups to other species); interactions with organisms (colonization, degrdn., and transport of silicones in organisms, toxicol. and immunol. of silicones, silicone breast implants, Si and silicones in body fluids and tissues); and summary and outlook.