Chemical elements
    Physical Properties
    Chemical Properties
      Tetramethyl Stannane
      Methyl stannic chloride
      Tin Tetra-ethyl
      Tin Tri-ethyl
      Stannous Fluoride
      Stannic Fluoride
      Sodium Stannifluoride
      Potassium Stannifluoride
      Ammonium Stannifluoride
      Stannous Chloride
      Stannic Chloride
      Stannous Bromide
      Stannic Bromide
      Stannous Iodide
      Stannic Iodide
      Mixed Stannic Halides
      Stannous Oxide
      Stannous Hydroxide
      Stannic Oxide
      Potassium Stannate
      Stannic Acid and its Derivatives
      Parastannic Acid
      Stannyl Chloride
      Parastannyl Chloride
      Stannous Sulphide
      Stannic Sulphide
      Stannic Oxysulphide
      Stannic Iodosulphide
      Stannous Sulphate
      Stannic Sulphate
      Stannic Nitrate
      Stannous Nitrate
      Stannioxalic Acid
      Stannous Tartrate
      Tin and Silicon
      Stannous Tungstate
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Methyl stannic chloride, SnCH3Cl3

Methyl stannic chloride, SnCH3Cl3, prisms melting at 53° C.; methyl stannic bromide, SnCH3Br3, needles melting at 53° C.; methyl stannic iodide, SnCH3I3, yellow prisms melting at 86.5° C., are formed by the action of the corresponding halogen hydracid on methyl stannic acid, SnCH3-O-OH, and are converted into the latter substance by the action of ammonia. Methyl stannic acid, which may be regarded as methyl stannonic acid, CH3-SnO-OH, is obtained by the action of methyl iodide on potassium stannite, thus:

HSnO-OK + CH3I + KOH = CH3SnO-OK + KI + H2O,

the resulting potassium salt being then decomposed by carbonic acid. When warmed with alkali solution, however, the potassium salt gradually produces dimethyl stannone and potassium stannate, thus:

2CH3SnOOK = (CH3)2SnO + SnO(OK)2,

by a change analogous to that which acetate undergoes when heated:

2CH3COOK = (CH3)2CO + CO(OK)2;

and when dimethyl stannone is distilled with alkali it yields trimethyl stannic hydroxide, (CH3)3-Sn-OH, thus:

3(CH3)2SnO + 2KOH = 2(CH3)3SnOH + SnO(OK)2.

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