Agent Name

Tributylchlorostannane

Alternative Name

Tributyltin chloride

CAS Number

1461-22-9

Formula

C12-H27-Cl-Sn

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Tributyltin chloride; Chlorid tri-n-butylcinicity [Czech]; Chlorotri-n-butyltin; Chlorotributylstannane; Chlorotributyltin; Monochlorotributyltin; Stannane, chlorotributyl-; Stannane, tributylchloro-; Tin, tri-n-butyl-, chloride; Tri-n-butylzinn-chlorid [German]; Tri-n-butylchlorotin; Tri-n-butyltin chloride; Tributylchlorotin; Tributylstannium chloride; Tributylstannyl chloride; Tributyltin chloride; WR 3396; [ChemIDplus] UN2788

Category

Tin Compounds, Organic

Description

Colorless liquid; [HSDB] Unpleasant odor; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a rodenticide, in rodent repellant cable coatings, and as an intermediate; Not currently registered with the EPA for use as pesticide in the US; [HSDB] Use as pesticide including biocides and industrial chemical for public use severely restricted in the EU; [eChemPortal: ESIS]

Comments

Causes tremor and ataxia in lethal dose animal studies; Toxicity includes hepatitis; [RTECS] Highly irritating to eyes; Very toxic to marine organisms; [Sax] Hydrolyzed by water; An irritant; Can be absorbed through skin; [MSDSonline] See "Tin, organic compounds." See "Bis(tri-n-butyltin)oxide."

Reference Link

INCHEM: Tributyltin compounds (EHC 116 - 1990)

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

0.1 mg/m3, as Sn

STEL (ACGIH)

0.2 mg/m3, as Sn

PEL (OSHA)

0.1 mg/m3, as Sn

MAK

0.1 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as Sn

IDLH (NIOSH)

25 mg/m3, as Sn

Vapor Pressure

0.00927 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Organotin compound, liquid, n.o.s." Organic tin compounds have a "skin" designation and are classified as "A4" (Not classifiable as human carcinogen); [ACGIH]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

ACGIH Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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