Agent Name

Stannous fluoride

CAS Number

7783-47-3

Formula

F2-Sn

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

AIM; Cap-Tin Mouthrinse; Crest; Easygel; Fluoristan; Gel-Kam; Gel-Tin; Iradicar SnF2; Iradicar Stannous Fluoride; Iradicav SnF2; King's Gel-Tin; Omnii-Gel; Oral-B Rinsing solution, concentrate; Stancare; Stanide; Stop; Stop Home Treatment; Tin Fluoride (SnF2); Tin bifluoride; Tin difluoride; Tin(II) fluoride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White lustrous solid; [Hawley] White odorless crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in toothpastes and other dental preparations for preventing demineralization and caries of teeth; [HSDB]

Comments

Forms oxyfluoride (SnOF2) on contact with air; [Merck Index] A strong skin and tissue irritant; [Hawley] An eye irritant; May cause fluorosis; [ICSC] A strong reducing agent; A severe eye irritant; [CAMEO] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline] See "FLUORIDES."

Exposure Assessment
BEI

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

TLV (ACGIH)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

PEL (OSHA)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

MAK

1 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as F

IDLH (NIOSH)

250 mg/m3, as F

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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