Uses: Stannous Chloride is found mainly in canned beans and asparagus where it serves as a colour-retention agent and antioxidant.
The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract.
The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system and muscles, resulting in cardiac arrhythmia, paralysis.
Exposure may result in death.
Description: Stannous Chloride is prepared from tin ores and hydrochloric acid. Used in foods as a stabiliser.
Tin(II) chloride is used as a mordant in textile dyeing because it gives brighter colours with some dyes e.g. cochineal. This mordant has also been used alone to increase the weight of silk.
E512 Stannous Chloride
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