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MATERIAL OVERVIEW

Characteristics: Silver-white, ductile solid (beta-form). Changes to brittle grey (alpha) tin at temperatures below 18°C but the transition is normally very slow. Soluble in acids, and hot potassium hydroxide solution. Insoluble in water. Elemental tin has low toxicity, but most of it’s compounds are toxic.

Tin resists distilled sea and soft tap water, but is attacked by strong acids, alkalis, and acid salts. Oxygen in solution accelerates the attack. When heated in air, tin forms Sn2, which is feebly acid, forming stannate salts with basic oxides. The most important salt is the chloride, which is used as a reducing agent and as a mordant in calico printing. Tin salts sprayed onto glass are used to produce electrically conductive coatings. These have been used for panel lighting and for frost-free windshields. Most window glass is now made by floating molten glass on molten tin (float glass) to produce a flat surface (Pilkington process).

Hazards: All organic tin compounds are toxic. Tolerance, 2 mg/m3 of air; (organic compounds, as Sn), 0.1 mg/m3 of air.

There is an interesting phenomenon associated with tin called 'Tin Cry'.   As a tin rod is bent the crystals re-align/shear and in the process emit a crackling sound.  Want to hear tin cry?  Click the in the Tin Video Clip section below.

GENERAL PROPERTIES

Symbol:

Sn

Atomic Number:

50

Atomic Weight:

118.69

Density:

7.31 gm/cc

Melting Point:

231.9681 oC

Boiling Point:

2270 oC

Thermal Conductivity:

0.668 W/cm/K @ 298.2 K

Electrical Resistivity:

11.0 microhm-cm @ 0 oC

Electronegativity:

1.8 Paulings

Specific Heat:

0.0510 Cal/g/K @ 25 oC

Heat of Vaporization:

70 K-Cal/gm atom at 2270 oC

Heat of Fusion:

 

1.72 Cal/gm mole

 

TIN VIDEO CLIPS

 
 
 
Tin Cry MOV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tin Cry

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TYPICAL ANALYSES - Impurities in ppm

Material / Purity:

5N

6N

Ag .1 -
Bi .1 -
Ca .1 -
Cu .2 -
Fe .5 <.1
In 2 -
Mg .5 -
Pb 1 <.4
Sb 2 -

TIN WIRE

Material

Purity

Tin Wire .010"   4N, 5N
Tin Wire .015" 4N, 5N
Tin Wire .020"  4N, 5N
Tin Wire .025" 4N, 5N
Tin Wire .030" 4N, 5N
Tin Wire .040"    4N, 5N
Tin Wire .060"    4N, 5N
Tin Wire .080" 4N, 5N
Tin Wire .090" 4N, 5N

Wire is spooled to order and sold by the foot or meter. Call or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional diameters or custom sizes.

TIN ROD

Material

Purity

Tin Rod .0625” 4N 5N 6N
Tin Rod .125”  camera1  camera1  camera1 4N 5N 6N
Tin Rod .250” 4N 5N 6N
Tin Rod .500” 4N 5N 6N
Tin Rod .625” 4N 5N 6N
Tin Rod .750” 4N 5N 6N
Tin Rod 1” 4N 5N 6N
Tin Rod 2"  camera1 4N 5N

Rod is cut to order and sold by the inch or foot. Call or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional diameters or custom sizes.

TIN FOIL

Material

Purity

Tin Foil .001” 4N 5N 6N
Tin Foil .002” 4N 5N 6N
Tin Foil .003” 4N 5N 6N
Tin Foil .004” 4N 5N 6N
Tin Foil .005” 4N 5N 6N
Tin Foil .006” 4N 5N 6N
Tin Foil .007” 4N 5N 6N
Tin Foil .008” 4N 5N 6N
Tin Foil .009” 4N 5N 6N

Foil is cut to order and sold by the square inch or square foot. Call or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional thicknesses or custom sizes.

TIN SHEET

Material

Purity

Tin Sheet .010”  camera1  camera1  camera1 3N, 4N, 4N8, 5N
Tin Sheet .020"  camera1  camera1  camera1 3N, 4N, 5N, 6N
Tin Sheet .030"  camera1  camera1  camera1 3N, 4N, 5N
Tin Sheet .040"  camera1  camera1  camera1 3N, 4N, 5N, 6N
Tin Sheet .125"  camera1  camera1  camera1 3N, 4N, 4N5, 5N
Tin Sheet .200"  camera1  camera1 3N, 6N

Sheet is cut to order and sold by the square inch or square foot. Call or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional thicknesses or custom sizes.

TIN SPUTTERING TARGETS

Material

Purity

Tin Sputtering Target 2"D X .125"T 4N 5N 6N
Tin Sputtering Target 2"D X .250"T 4N 5N 6N
Tin Sputtering Target 3"D X .125"T  camera1  camera1 4N 5N 6N
Tin Sputtering Target 3"D X .250"T 4N 5N 6N
Tin Sputtering Target 4"D X .125"T 4N 5N 6N
Tin Sputtering Target 4"D X .250"T 4N 5N 6N

Targets are made to order and packaged individually. Call or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional diameters, thicknesses or custom sizes.

TIN POWDER, SHOT, PELLETS, & INGOT

Material

Purity

Tin Shot .125"  camera1  camera1 3N, 4N, 5N, 6N
Tin Pellets  .125"D X .250"L 3N, 4N, 5N, 6N
Tin Pellets .250"D X .250"L 3N, 4N, 5N, 6N
Tin Ingot 3N, 4N, 5N, 6N
Tin Powder-100 Mesh 5N
Tin Powder-325 Mesh 3N

Powder, shot, pellets, and ingots are packaged to order and sold by the gram or kilogram. Call or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional specifications or custom requirements.

TIN COMPOUNDS

Material

Purity

Tin Fluoride SnF2  -4 Mesh 3N
Tin Fluoride SnF4  -4 Mesh 2N
Tin Oxide SnO  -100 Mesh 3N
Tin Oxide SnO2  1/2" to 1/8" Pieces 3N
Tin Oxide SnO2  -8 Mesh 5N
Tin Oxide SnO2  -200 Mesh 3N

Compounds are packaged to order and sold by the gram or kilogram. Call or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional specifications or custom requirements.

 

Material Safety Data Sheet - MSDS
Tin MSDS
Technical Data Sheets
Understanding Mesh Sizes