Stannic sulfide

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Golden leaflets with a metallic luster. Stannic sulfide, or Mosaic gold, is used to make gold color paints for imitation gilding and bronzing on metals, plaster, wood, and paper.

Synonyms and Related Terms

tin bisulfide; tin disulfide; artificial gold; mosaic gold; tin bronze; tin disulfide

Other Properties

Soluble in aqua regia and alkaline solutions. Insoluble in water or dilute acids.

Composition SnS2
CAS 1315-01-1
Melting Point 600 (dec)
Density 4.42-4.60
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 182.84

Hazards and Safety

Skin contact causes irritation.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 610