Concise International Chemical Assessment Documents Series 73

Mono- and Disubstituted Methyltin, Butyltin, and Octyltin Compounds

December 2006
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    30th December 2006
  • ISBN 9789241530736
  • Language English
  • Pages 69 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 11.75"

Organotins are a group of compounds which have a variety of properties and uses. The focus of this Concise International Chemical Assessment Document (CICAD) is on those mono-and disubstituted organotins mainly used as stabilizers in PVC, as catalysts for the production of electrodeposited coatings, in silicone rubbers, and in powder and glass coatings. The CICAD evaluates the health and environmental effects of these organotins and presents a summary of the uncertainties inherent in the risk characterization of this group of compounds.

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