Organotin compounds or stannanes are chemical compounds based on tin with hydrocarbon substituents. Organotin compounds are commercially applied as hydrochloric acid scavengers in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and as biocides. Tributyltin oxide for example (or tributyltin for short) has been extensively used as a wood preservative. Tributyltin compounds are used as marine anti-biofouling agents. Concerns over toxicity of these compounds (some reports describe biological effects to marine life at a concentration of 1 nanogram per liter) have led to a world-wide ban by the International Maritime Organization.

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The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) calls for comments on reports proposing restrictions on mercury and phenylmercury | EVISA's News
Directory of scientists: Maria Milagros Gómez-Gómez
Tributyltin canned | EVISA's News
Material database: Princeton Applied Research - HIPA-1: Sediment for the Determination of Tributyltin
Material database: Princeton Applied Research - HIPA-1
Material database: National Metrology Institute of Japan (NMIJ) - NMIJ CRM 7301-a: Butyltins in Marine Sediment
TBT-ban convention ratified | EVISA's News
Link database: Dionex: Determination of organotin compounds in sediments using an accelerated solvent extraction (ASE)
Material database: National Research Council of Canada (NRC - CNRC) - SOPH-1 Sediment certified reference materials for the determination of tributyltin and dibutyltin
Standard methods for tin speciation analysis | EVISA's News
TBT from antifouling paint is still endangering marine life, says WWF | EVISA's News
Directory of scientists: Martine Potin-Gautier
Mechanism of immuno toxicity of dibutyltin clarified | EVISA's News
Stability of Reference Materials for Elemental Speciation Analysis | EVISA's News
Link database: EU: Risk Assessment:: Opinion papers
Speciation Analysis - Striving for Quality | EVISA's News
Elemental speciation is going commercial | EVISA's News
Use of certified reference materials (CRMs) for speciation analysis | EVISA's News
Directory of scientists: Solomon Tesfalidet
Link database: Organotin speciation in seafood