The solution properties of poly(methylphenyl)silane are studied in tetrahydrofuran at room temperature. Combined measurements by gel permeation chromatography (g.p.c.) and light scattering indicate that the absolute molecular-weight values of poly(methylphenyl)silane do not differ from the g.p.c. values obtained using a classical g.p.c. calibration with polystyrene standards. Some calculations are performed on the molecular-weight values using the theory of Yamakawa and Fujii. These results allow one to conclude that the behaviour in solution of poly(methylphenyl)silane can be described using a model based on rigid-rod-like elements involving about 40 Si atoms.