tributyltin

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tributyltin

A toxic triorganotin which has been used as an industrial biocide—e.g., as antifungal in textile and paper production, breweries, industrial cooling systems and agriculture. While it was widely used in marine anti-fouling paint, its toxicity to molluscs led to its ban by the International Maritime Organization.
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An increasing number of synthetic processes in thepharmaceutical industry use tributyltin hydride because the alternative methodology is lengthy, time consuming and costly.
Typical precursors for metal radicals are tributyltin hydride and hexa-n-butylditin.