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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Organotin species in sediments | EVISA's News
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Link database: PVC ORG: Organotin Stabilisers
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Material database: National Research Council of Canada (NRC - CNRC) - SOPH-1 Sediment certified reference materials for the determination of tributyltin and dibutyltin
Directory of scientists: Petra Krystek
Material database: National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) - CRM 12: Marine Sediment
Link database: ITRI: Tin PVC Stabilisers
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Link database: Dionex: Determination of organotin compounds in sediments using an accelerated solvent extraction (ASE)
Organotin compounds in marine organisms | EVISA's News
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