Tin(II) chloride

Molecular formula:
SnCl2 · 2H2O
Chemical compound:
tin(II) chloride
Common name
Other names:
Stannous chloride, Tin salt, Tin protochloride, Tin dichloride

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Hazard information warning


  • Hazard statements
    • Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
    • May cause an allergic skin reaction.
    • Harmful if inhaled.
    • May cause respiratory irritation.
    • Suspected of causing genetic defects.
    • Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child.
    • May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
    • Very toxic to aquatic life with long-lasting effects.
  • Precautionary statements
    • Obtain special instructions before use.
    • Avoid release to the environment.
    • Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
    • IF ON SKIN (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/ shower.
    • IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing.
    • IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do – continue rinsing.