Organotin compounds or stannanes are chemical compounds based on tin with hydrocarbon substituents. Organotin compounds are commercially applied as hydrochloric acid scavengers in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and as biocides. Tributyltin oxide for example (or tributyltin for short) has been extensively used as a wood preservative. Tributyltin compounds are used as marine anti-biofouling agents. Concerns over toxicity of these compounds (some reports describe biological effects to marine life at a concentration of 1 nanogram per liter) have led to a world-wide ban by the International Maritime Organization.

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Mechanism of immuno toxicity of dibutyltin clarified | EVISA's News
Standard methods for tin speciation analysis | EVISA's News
Council Decision 77/586/EEC on the River Rhine | EVISA's News
Tin and mercury content and speciation in red wine from different countries | EVISA's News
Material database: National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) - CRM 12: Marine Sediment
Link database: Organotin compounds in food contact materials
Link database: WHO: Inorganic tin in drinking water
Material database: Princeton Applied Research - HIPA-1
Link database: Encyclopedia of Earth: Organotins in the marine environment
Organotin ban in hull paint begins in September | EVISA's News
LC-ICP-MS: The most often used hyphenated system for speciation analysis | EVISA's News
Link database: Dionex: Determination of organotin compounds in sediments using an accelerated solvent extraction (ASE)
TBT-ban convention ratified | EVISA's News
Link database: EU: Risk Assessment:: Opinion papers
Directory of scientists: Maria Milagros Gómez-Gómez
Link database: Australian Government: National Pollutant Inventory: Organotin Compounds
Stability of Reference Materials for Elemental Speciation Analysis | EVISA's News
Use of certified reference materials (CRMs) for speciation analysis | EVISA's News
Material database: National Research Council of Canada (NRC - CNRC) - SOPH-1 Sediment certified reference materials for the determination of tributyltin and dibutyltin
Registrations pick up as REACH deadline looms | EVISA's News