Agent Name

Stannous chloride

CAS Number

7772-99-8

Formula

Cl2-Sn

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Dichlorotin; Stannous chloride, anhydrous; Stannous dichloride; Tin Protochloride; Tin chloride (SnCl2); Tin dichloride; Tin(II) chloride; Tin(II) chloride (1:2); Uniston CR-HT 200; Anhydrous stannous chloride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White solid; Absorbs oxygen from air and converts to insoluble oxychloride; [Hawley] Colorless or white solid; [ICSC]

Sources/Uses

Used as a mordant in textile dyeing; [www.ci.tucson.az.us/arthazards/medium.html] A powerful reducing agent used to make dyes, pigments, pharmaceuticals, sensitized paper, lubricating oil additives, and organic and inorganic chemicals; Also used in tinning by galvanic methods; in liquor finishing of wire; in sensitizing of glass, plastics, and other non-conductive surfaces before metalizing; and as a soldering flux, tanning agent, ink stain remover, yeast reviver, chemical reagent, organic catalyst, and food additive; [HSDB] Used to produce polymers and phosphors (reducing agent), to silver mirrors, and to stabilize perfumes in soaps; [Hawley]

Comments

A skin irritant; [Hawley] A strong reducing agent; An eye and respiratory tract irritant; [ICSC] A strong reducing agent; A skin and eye irritant; [CAMEO] A skin and eye irritant; May cause skin sensitization; [eChemPortal: ERMA] Harmful if swallowed; Causes burns; Possible reproductive toxin; A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; [MSDSonline] See "Tin and inorganic compounds."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

2 mg/m3, as Sn

PEL (OSHA)

2 mg/m3, as Sn

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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