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10025-69-1 - Tin(II) chloride dihydrate, 98% - Stannous chloride dihydrate - A14610 - Alfa Aesar

A14610 Tin(II) chloride dihydrate, 98%

CAS Number
Stannous chloride dihydrate

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100g 24.82
500g 76.84
2500g 292.52
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Tin(II) chloride dihydrate, 98%


Chemical Properties

Formula Weight
225.65 (189.62anhy)
Melting point
Air Sensitive & Hygroscopic
Soluble in dilute and concentrated hydrochloric acid, alcohol, ethyl acetate, glacial acetic acid, and sodium hydroxide solution. Decomposes in excess water.


Tin(II) chloride is used as a sensitizing agent in preparing glass and plastic for metalizing. It serves as a potent reducing agent. Other uses of stannous chloride are tin electroplating baths, corrosion inhibitors, polymers, thermoplastic elastomers, soldering flux, antioxidant, tanning agent and pharmaceuticals.


Hygroscopic, and absorbs moisture or water from air. Incompatible with metals, strong oxidizing agents, strong bases and bromine trifluoride.

Literature References

Nitro aromatics can be selectively reduced in the presence of aldehyde, nitrile or halogen substituents, using ethanol - ethyl acetate as solvent: Tetrahedron Lett., 25, 839 (1984). ɑß-Unsaturated nitro compounds are reduced to the oximes of saturated ketones: Synth. Commun., 18, 693 (1988).

Reduces azides to amines in methanol: Tetrahedron Lett., 27, 1425 (1986).

For use in the preparation of aldehydes by the Stephen reduction of aromatic nitriles, see: Org. Synth. Coll., 3, 626 (1955), and by the Sonn-Mueller reduction of imidoyl chlorides: Org. Synth. Coll., 3, 818 (1955).

Catalyzes the reaction of ethyl diazoacetate with aldehydes to give ß-keto esters: J. Org. Chem., 54, 3258 (1989). For carbon-carbon double-bond formation between ɑ-halo ketones and aldehydes, mediated by SnCl2/Na2SO3, see: Synth. Commun., 23, 271 (1993).

Catalyst for tetrahydropyranylation of alcohols: Synth. Commun., 29, 1679 (1999).

Gurnani, C.; Hector, A. L.; Jager, E.; Levason, W.; Pugha, D.; Reid, G. Tin(II) fluoride vs. tin(II) chloride - a comparison of their coordination chemistry with neutral ligands. Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 8364-8374.

Ramasamy, K.; Malika, M. A.; O'Brien, P. Routes to copper zinc tin sulfide Cu2ZnSnS4 a potential material for solar cells. Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 5703-5714.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H314-H318-H303

Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage. May be harmful if swallowed.

Precautionary Statements: P260-P280-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P301+P330+P331-P304+P340-P310-P312-P405-P501a

Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

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