Tributyl tin oxide
A organometallic tin compound that has been used as an Algicide and Fungicide. Tributyl tin oxide (TBTO) has been tried as a Wood preservative for brown rot fungi and insects but it was found to leave stains. TBTO has also been used to treat Algae and lichens on stone and mural paintings (Caneva et al 1991).
Synonyms and Related Terms
tri-n-butyl tin oxide; TBTO [Merck]; Thaltox [Wykamol, Ltd.]; hexabutyl distannoxane
- Toxic. LD50=87-200 mg/kg
- Contact may cause irritation.
- Flash point = 232 C
- Fisher Scientific: MSDS
Physical and Chemical Properties
Insoluble in water.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 596.08|
|Boiling Point||180 C|
Resources and Citations
- G.Caneva, M.P.Nugari, O.Salvadori, Biology in the Conservation of Works of Art, ICCROM, Rome, 1991