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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Brain cytochrome P450 aromatase gene isoforms and activity levels in atlantic salmon after waterborne exposure to nominal environmental concentrations of the pharmaceutical ethynylestradiol and antifoulant tributyltin.
Transgenerational inheritance of increased fat depot size, stem cell reprogramming, and hepatic steatosis elicited by prenatal exposure to the obesogen tributyltin in mice.
The organic compound Tributyltin (TBT), used as biocides in antifouling paints since the mid 1960s was considered by Goldberg (1986) to present the highest toxicity among compounds and to be the most harmful anthropogenic contaminant ever produced and deliberately introduced into aquatic ecosystems.
Because of this impact, the use of organotins, such as tributyltin (TBT), on ship hulls was completely banned in 2001.
Separate and combined sewers have common pollutants (reference 'D' in Table 2) such as pesticides, metals (Zn, Cu, Pb), DEHP, PAH, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organotin or tributyltin compounds, but higher hydrophobic organic pollutants and some particulate-bound metals in combined sewers.
High tributyltin and imposex levels in the commercial muricid Thais chocolata from two Peruvian harbor areas.
Mutagenic effects of tributyltin and inorganic lead (Pb II) on the fish H.
European Ban on Tributyltin Antifouling Paint: Direct and Indirect
Anti-fouling coatings are used to reduce biofouling by releasing biocides such as cuprous oxide or tributyltin, but these and released toxins are an environmental problem, and nontoxic methods are needed.
Among all the different solutions proposed throughout the history of marine antifouling, tributyltin self-polishing copolymer paints (TBT-SPC paints) have been the most successful in combating biofouling.