Gelest, Inc. has updated its Hydrophobicity, Hydrophilicity and Silane Surface Modification brochure. This new publication includes new functional materials, including silanes with embedded polarity, biomimetic activity and fluorescence. The brochure contains a description of non-functional silane monomers and siloxane oligomers used to render surfaces hydrophobic or hydrophilic. The emphasis of this 80-page updated publication is on distinguishing the features and benefits of the entire range of commercial alkyl-silanes and aryl-silanes, including dipodal PEG and fluorinated materials for use as water-repellents, release coatings, architectural coatings, pigment dispersants, mineral surface treatments and anti-stiction, optical, dielectric, biomimetic, fluorescent coatings. It also includes comprehensive information on how to apply materials to achieve desired performance.