Chlorosilanes are a group of reactive chemical compounds containing silicon bonded to up to four chlorine atoms, hydrogen, and/or alkyl groups. Chlorosilanes are used as coatings for silicon and glass surfaces, and in the production of silicone polymers. Among the Chlorosilanes, methylchlorosilanes (specially dimethyldichlorosilane) are of major importance, since they are the monomeric intermediates used for the production of silicones. These chemicals have one to three methyl groups; they are produced on commercial scale by the so-called direct process, based on the reaction of silicon with chloromethane at high temperatures, in the presence of copper catalysts.
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