Agent Name

Tin(IV) oxide

Alternative Name

Stannic oxide

CAS Number

18282-10-5

Formula

O2-Sn

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Tin oxide; C.I. 77861; CI 77861; Flowers of tin; Stannic anhydride; Stannic dioxide; Stannic oxide; T 10 (oxide); Tin dioxide; Tin Peroxide; White tin oxide; [ChemIDplus] Nalco Sn 20; Nanotek SnO2; Nanotek tin oxide; Nyacol Sn 15; Nyacol Sn 15CG; P 3001; Polishing powder; Putty powder; S 1; S 1 (tin compound); S 3976; S 8; S 8 (oxide); Sam 05; Sam 05 (catalyst); Sn 38; Sn 38 (oxide); T 10; T 1186; Tin ash; [CAMEO]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White or slightly gray solid; [Merck Index] Pale cream to gray odorless powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Naturally occurs as the mineral cassiterite; Used in polishing (glass, metals, marble, granite, and plastic lenses), manufacturing (glass, enamels, ceramic colors, pottery, putty, and ceramic capacitor dielectrics), and dyeing/printing (a mordant): Also used in fingernail polishes, conductive coatings, perfumes, cosmetics, electrodes in lead-glass electromelting, and to replenish tin in stannate tine plating baths; [HSDB] Tin oxides are used in solders, protective coatings, and alloys; [ACGIH] Used in ceramic glazes, polishing, glass coatings, and gas sensing; [Wikipedia]

Comments

May cause mechanical respiratory tract irritation; Stannosis is a benign pneumoconiosis caused by inhalation of tin dust or fume. [ICSC] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Tin and inorganic compounds." See "Tin(II) oxide."

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

TLV (ACGIH)

2 mg/m3, as Sn

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See "2018 Notice of Intended Changes." [TLVs and BEIs]

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