Stannous Chloride is used for metallic surfaces or glass and plastic as a sensitizing agent in preparing glass and plastic for metalizing. Examples include mirrors, metalized glazing and electronic components on a plastic base.
Stannous Chloride Anhydrous is used as an intermediate catalyst in the production of many pharmaceutical products.
Stannous Chloride also acts as a powerful reducing agent for many processes.
Other uses of Stannous Chloride include but are not limited to:
Tin electroplating baths, Corrosion inhibitor, Art glass coloring, Polymers, Thermoplastic, elastomers, Soldering flux, Antioxidant, Sensitizes glass and plastic, Reducing agent for drilling, A catalyst in petrochemical refining, Tanning agent, Pharmaceuticals, Aluminum anodizing, Food and beverage preservative, Thin film, plating, Resins
Colourless Crystalline Solid.
189.60 (anhydrous) 225.63 (dihydrate)
Assay (as SnCl2H2O)
3.95 g/cm3 (anhydrous) 2.71 g/cm3 (dihydrate)
Should form clear soln. of 10 gms solid in 100 ml Conc. HCl at 300C very easily.
247 °C (anhydrous) 37.7 °C (dihydrate)
623 °C (decomp.)
Solubility in water
83.9 g/100 ml (0 °C) Hydrolyses in hot water
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