Agent Name

Tributyltin fluoride

CAS Number

1983-10-4

Formula

C12-H27-F-Sn

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Fluorotributylstannane; Fluorotributyltin; Stannane, fluorotributyl-; Tin, tributyl-, fluoride; Tin, tributylfluoro-; Tri-n-butylstannyl fluoride; Tri-n-butyltin fluoride; Tributylfluorostannane; Tributylstannane fluoride; Stannane, tributylfluoro-; [ChemIDplus] TBTF; Tributyl-fluoro stannane; [Reference #1] UN3146

Category

Tin Compounds, Organic

Description

White powder with a pungent odor; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Formerly registered for use as an antimicrobial; [EPA]

Comments

Symptoms reported from occupational exposure to tributyltin (TBT) compounds include skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritation, severe dermatitis, and skin and/or eye lesions; "TBT compounds inhibit oxidative phosphorylation and alter mitochondrial structure and function." [Reference #1] An irritant; Harmful by skin absorption; Toxic by ingestion; May cause serious adverse health effects from prolonged ingestion and inhalation exposure; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Tin, organic compounds." See "Bis(tri-n-butyltin)oxide." See "Tributyltin maleate."

Reference Link

INCHEM PIM: Tributyltin Compounds - Reveiwed May 1999

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Fluorides in urine = 2 mg/L prior to shift or 3 mg/L at end of shift; (Repeated measurements recommended.)

Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

0.1 mg/m3, as Sn (2.5 mg/m3, as F)

STEL (ACGIH)

0.2 mg/m3, as Sn

PEL (OSHA)

0.1 mg/m3, as Sn (2.5 mg/m3, as F)

MAK

0.02 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as Sn (1 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as F)

IDLH (NIOSH)

25 mg/m3, as Sn

Vapor Pressure

3.52E-6 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Organotin compound, solid, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

ACGIH Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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Processes

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