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Organometallic compounds containing a tin-carbon bond. Organotin compounds are used as pesticides, fungicides, flame retardants, and stabilizers. Examples include Dibutyl tin oxide, Dibutyltin dilaurate, tri-n-butyl tin oxide and tri-n-butyl tin naphthenate.

Organotin is on the ILFI Red list of building materials.

Synonyms and Related Terms

dibutyl tin oxide; tri-n-butyl tin oxide; tri-n-butyl tin naphthenate

Resources and Citations

  • G.Caneva, M.P.Nugari, O.Salvadori, Biology in the Conservation of Works of Art, ICCROM, Rome, 1991