Stannous Chloride Dihydrate, also commonly referred to as Tin(II) chloride or SnCl2, is a versatile high metal content stannous inorganic tin that is used in several reactions and applications. REAXIS® S45 is one of our family of liquid grades of the primary solid grade, REAXIS® C154. REAXIS® C154 is produced to the highest standards, utilizing high-purity tin metal while minimizing stannic and maximizing stannous content. REAXIS® S45 is a stable liquid grade containing approximately 50% of REAXIS® C154 and 23 % active stannous tin. Other liquid grades include, REAXIS® S50, REAXIS® S72 and REAXIS® S25. REAXIS® S45 is present on a wide range of international regulatory inventories, making it ideal for multinational formula development.
|Assay as SnCl2·2H2O (%)
|44.5 - 45.5
|Stannous Tin (%)
Common end-use chemistries and applications for REAXIS® S45 include esterifications, personal care, surface finishing, oil well stimulation as an acidizing additive, corrosion inhibition, and glass applications as a silver mirroring and color modifier. As a reducing agent, REAXIS® S45 finds diverse applications and benefits in various applications such as those requiring the reduction of silver used for mirror coatings and the reduction of iron needed in oil & gas well stimulations. This reduction functionality is commonly used in industrial water treatment applications requiring the minimization of toxic metals.
The main reactivity attribute of REAXIS® S45 would be in its reduction of a wide range of metals. This is primarily due to the presence of a high concentration of stannous tins. This electron transfer makes REAXIS® S45 an ideal additive where toxic metal impurities are present and need to either be reduced or separated out. This type of reactivity would be a function of stannous tin content and thus the various liquid grades of stannous chloride would be differentiated here due to the differences in tin content.
REAXIS® S45 should be stored in the original packaging. The container should be closed tightly after each use to maximize shelf life. Characteristic of most inorganic tins (Sn(II)), the primary cause of instability would be oxidation, where the signs of oxidation would be the yellowing of the white crystals.