Reaxis®  C226 - Dibutyl Tin bis-(acetylacetonate)

REAXIS® C226 (Dibutyl Tin bis-(Acetylacetonate)), commonly referred to as Dibutyl Ketone, is a butyl-based organotin with a ketonate functionality. REAXIS® C226 is a highly reactive neat liquid butyl tin given its high tin content (26%) and related small ligand. REAXIS® C226 is part of the tin (IV) family of organotins. Due to its ketonate-based ligand, REAXIS® C226 has a reduced hydrolytic stability compared to carboxylate functionalized organotins such as REAXIS® C218 (Dibutyl Tin Dilaurate).  Products with similar reactivities include REAXIS® C248D (Dibutyl Tin Oxide), REAXIS® C248DP (Dibutyl Tin Oxide), and REAXIS® C248DN (Dibutyl Tin Oxide). The octyl-based organotin analog of REAXIS® C226 is REAXIS® C2013 (Dioctyl Tin Diacetate). REAXIS® C2013 is only sold for commercial use in the EU. 


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Technical Information

  • Product Category Organotin

  • Chemical Name Dibutyl Tin bis-(acetylacetonate)

  • CAS Number 22673-19-4

Typical Specifications

Parameter Range
Tin Content (%) 26.5 - 28.5
Color (Gardner Number) 5 Max
Viscosity (cP @ 20°C) 20 - 45
Density (g/ml) 1.20 - 1.26

International Regulatory Listings

  • TSCA (US) Yes

  • DSL (Canada) Yes

  • AICS (Australia) Yes

  • KECI (South Korea) Yes

  • IECSC (China) Yes

  • ENCS (Japan) Yes

  • TCSI (Taiwan) Yes

  • NZloC (New Zealand) Yes

  • PICCS (The Philippines) Yes

  • NDSL (Canada) No

  • REACH (EU) No


REAXIS® C226 and its alternatives can be used as a homogenous catalyst in a wide spectrum of silicone applications including adhesives, sealants, and coatings. Silicone-based applications include: acetoxy-, ethoxy- and oxime-based Room Temperature Vulcanizing (RTV) adhesives and sealants, polyethylene crosslinked silanes (PEX), and select silane modified polymers (SMPs).  REAXIS® C226 is the primary catalyst used with MS Polymer® based formulations.  REAXIS® C226 is on a broad range of international regulatory lists and is thus an ideal candidate for global formulation development. REAXIS® C226 is on the ECHA’s Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) and thus the octyl version, REAXIS® C2013, may be a better option for use in the EU.


Given its high tin content, liquid form, small ligand, and good compatibility with a wide range of raw materials, REAXIS® C226 tends to be a highly reactive catalyst across a broad range of silicone formulations. In regard to silicone reactions, REAXIS® C226, like all tin-based catalysts, will catalyze the silanol/silane condensation reaction thus acting as both a polymerization and crosslinking catalyst.  REAXIS® C226 is less hydrolytically stable compared to the standard tin carboxylates such as REAXIS® C218, REAXIS® C228 and REAXIS® C325, making it a suitable for most moisture cured silicone formulations.  Reactivity-wise, REAXIS® C248D, REAXIS® C248DP, and REAXIS® C248DN would be similar.

Package & Storage

  • 44 lb (20 kg) plastic pail
  • 440 lb (200 kg) drum

REAXIS® C226 should be stored in the original packaging. This product has a tendency to crystallize, thus it is recommended that it be stored at temperatures above room temperature. If crystallization does occur, it is recommended that vented containers are warmed at 30-40C. The container should be closed tightly after each use to maximize shelf life. Characteristic of most Sn (IV) organotins, the primary cause of instability would be hydrolysis. Hydrolysis results in the formation of tin oxide insolubles leading to deactivation of REAXIS® C226.

Safety and Handling

Before use of Reaxis products please refer to the relevant Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for safety and toxicological data as well as for the information on proper transportation, storage, and use. SDSs are available by request via our web site, contacting your local representative, or emailing direct to

Hazard Classification (US SDS)

Section Hazard Class Category Hazard Statement
A.10 acute toxicity (oral) 4 H302
A.2 skin corrosion/irritation 1C H314
A.3 serious eye damage/eye irritation 1 H318
A.4S skin sensitization 1 H317
A.5 germ cell mutagenicity 2 H341
A.7 reproductive toxicity 1B H360FD
A.8 specific target organ toxicity - single exposure 1 H370
A.9 specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure 1 H372
B.6 flammable liquid 4 H227

Hazard Pictograms (US SDS)


Transportation Information (US SDS)

DOT IMDG ICAO Environment Hazard
UN Number UN 2788 UN 2788 UN 2788 hazardous to the aquatic environment
UN Proper Shipping Name Organotin compounds, liquid, n.o.s. ORGANOTIN COMPOUND, LIQUID, N.O.S. Organotin compound, liquid, n.o.s.
Transport Class 6.1 6.1 6.1
Packing Group lll lll lll

Primary Composition Substance(s)

  • Dibutylbis(pentane-2,4-dionato-O,O')tin

Alternative Product(s) to Consider

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