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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

cacotheline nitrate


  • CDH Fine Chemicals: SDS

Physical and Chemical Properties

Slightly soluble in water.

Composition C21H21N3O7
CAS 561-20-6
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 427.4

Resources and Citations

  • 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

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