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STANNOUS CHLORIDE (ANHYDROUS) ICSC: 0955
Date of Peer Review: October 1997

Tin dichloride
Tin protochloride
Tin (II) chloride
CAS # 7772-99-8 SnCl2
RTECS # XP8700000 Molecular mass: 189.6
UN #
EC #
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

In case of fire in the surroundings: all extinguishing agents allowed.
EXPLOSION

In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

Inhalation Cough. Shortness of breath.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration if indicated. Refer for medical attention.
Skin Redness.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
Eyes Redness. Pain.
Safety spectacles, or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into sealable lined steel containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. (Extra personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles).
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE

Separated from strong oxidants, strong bases, food and feedstuffs. Cool. Dry. Keep in a well-ventilated room.
IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 1999

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STANNOUS CHLORIDE (ANHYDROUS) ICSC: 0955
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
ODOURLESS COLOURLESS OR WHITE CRYSTALS WITH FATTY APPEARANCE.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance is a strong reducing agent and reacts violently with oxidants. Reacts violently with bromine trifluoride, sodium and nitrates causing fire hazard.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV (as tin): 2 mg/m^3 (ACGIH 1997).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system, blood when ingested.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the liver following ingestion.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: (decomposes) 652C
Melting point: 246.8C
Density: 3.95 g/cm^3
Solubility in water: good (83.9 g/100 ml at 0C)
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
NOTES
Do NOT take working clothes home.
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LEGAL NOTICE Neither the CEC nor the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information
IPCS, CEC 1999
See Also:
        Stannous chloride dihydrate (ICSC)