Tin tetrachloride, often referred to simply as tin chloride, is an essential intermediate for the production of organotin compounds and is itself an important basic chemical for many industrial processes. BNT supplies product variants ranging from anhydrous tin chloride to aqueous solutions in various concentrations.
It is manufactured via reaction of metallic tin with chlorine gas. Pure, anhydrous tin chloride is a colorless or pale-yellow liquid that is highly corrosive. When exposed to air, a whitish smoke with a pungent, hydrochloric acid-like odor is produced and tin butter (tin chloride pentahydrate) is formed. It is soluble in water and a variety of organic solvents.