The small group of λ Bootis stars comprises late B to early F-type stars, with moderate to extreme (up to a factor 100) surface under-abundances of most Fe-peak elements and solar abundances of lighter elements (C, N, O, and S). The main mechanisms responsible for this phenomenon are atmospheric diffusion, meridional mixing, and accretion of material from their surroundings. Especially spectroscopic binary (SB) systems with λ Bootis-type components are very important to investigate the evolutionary status and accretion process in more details. Because also δ Scuti type pulsation was found for several members, it gives the opportunity to use the tools of astroseismology for further investigations. We present the results of our long term efforts of detailed abundance analysis, orbital parameter estimation and photometric time series analysis for five well investigated SB systems.