Dibutyltin (DBT) is used in the stabilization of the plastics polymerization process, and as a catalyst in polyvinylchloride (PVC) products. Approximately 70% of the total annual world production of non-pesticidal organotin compounds are used in the thermal and UV stabilization of PVC. Approximately 27000 tons of DBT and monobutltin (MBT) is used each year as stabilizers and catalysts. These organotin compounds make their way into the environment through PVC processing plants and PVC products maintained in water and water-handling systems. Also not used as a pesticide, DBT also finds its way into environmental systems as the primary degradation product of tributyltin (TBT), an active ingredient used as an antifoulant in marine paint.

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EU bans certain organotin compounds | EVISA's News
Link database: Australian Government: National Pollutant Inventory: Organotin Compounds
Organotin ban in hull paint begins in September | EVISA's News
Link database: RIVM: Environmental risk limits for organotin compounds
Speciation Analysis - Striving for Quality | EVISA's News
Mechanism of immuno toxicity of dibutyltin clarified | EVISA's News
Material database: Fluka Chemie GmbH - Organotin Standard mixture
Tributyltin added to U.N. trade watch list | EVISA's News
Material database: IRMM - Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements - BCR-462
Link database: OSHA: Chemical Sampling Information: Tin, organic compounds (as Sn)
Tributyltin canned | EVISA's News
Speciation and Toxicity | EVISA's News
Link database: US EPA Method 8323: Determination of organotins by microliquid chromatography-electrospray ion trap mass spectrometry
Material database: IRMM - Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements - BCR-462 - Tributyltin and Dibutyltin in Coastal Sediment
Speciation analysis by mass spectrometry for studying organotin-protein interactions | EVISA's News
Tributyltin exposure promotes obesity in following mice generations | EVISA's News
TBT-ban convention ratified | EVISA's News
TBT from antifouling paint is still endangering marine life, says WWF | EVISA's News
Human exposure to organotin compounds via consumption of fish | EVISA's News
Chemical speciation analysis for the life sciences | EVISA's News