Tin IV Chloride Pentahydrate


Mar 16, 2023

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tin iv chloride pentahydrate is an inorganic compound consisting of 1 atom of tin and 4 chlorine atoms. It is a white, odorless, crystalline substance that is toxic by ingestion, inhalation and skin absorption.

Safety Information: This product is classified as hazardous material under the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). It can cause severe, long-term health effects if consumed in large amounts.

It is corrosive to water, reacting with it to form hydrochloric acid and dense white fumes. The vapors can be inhaled, causing irritation and respiratory problems.

Prepared from the reaction of tin metal with dry chlorine gas in a closed container. It is exothermic and should be used in a fume hood or other well ventilated area.

A reagent for nitrations; very useful in organotin chemistry. It is also used to fix certain dyes, and in treating silk to give it weight.

It can be oxidized with a Grignard reagent to produce tetraalkyltin compounds. It is soluble in water, alcohols, benzene, kerosene, methanol, gasoline, chloroform and toluene.

It is a major precursor to organotin compounds. It can also be used as a mordant for dying fabrics and in soap to make perfumes.