Yellow crystals that are used as a colorimetric reagent for the detection of tin (Odegaard et al 2000). The nitrate salt of cacotheline reacts with tin (II) to form a purple precipitate.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Slightly soluble in water.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 427.4|
N.Odegaard, S.Carroll, W.Zimmt, Material Characterization Tests for Objects of Art and Archaeology Archetype Publications, London, 2000, p. 88.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- The Merck Index, Susan Budavari (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Whitehouse Station, NJ, 12th Edition, 1996 Comment: entry 1576
- N.Odegaard, S.Carroll, W.Zimmt, Material Characterization Tests for Objects of Art and Archaeology, Archetype Publications, London, 2000