Organotin compounds of the type (n-C(4)H(9)(3)SnY are presently used as toxicants in marine antifouling coatings and the analogous triphenyltin compounds are known to be effective antifoulants. Although the coating matrix is thought to control the release of toxicant from the coating to the seawater environment, little definitive information is available on the chemical degradation of the toxicants in aqueous solution. To investigate these reactions, a variety of triphenyltin and tributyltin compounds were suspended in distilled water and artificial seawater, and the dissolved components were recovered by extraction with chloroform. Residues recovered from the chloroform extracts were examined using thin layer chromatography and infrared spectroscopy. (n-C(4)H(9))(3)Sn- was the only organotin structural unit found in the chloroform extracts of tributyltin suspensions, but several different units were found in the residues of the extracts of triphenyltin suspensions. Structures such as R(3)SnOH and R(3)SnOSnR(3) can be eliminated as possible soluble species since O-H and Sn-O-Sn stretching vibrations were absent in the infrared spectra of the residues of the chloroform extracts. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with New Orleans Univ., LA., Dept. of Chemistry.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

    Division of Engineering Research
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803
  • Authors:
    • Monaghan, C P
    • Kulkarni, V I
    • Ozcan, M
    • Good, M L
  • Publication Date: 1980-7-22

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  • Pagination: 31 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00327586
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TR-2 Tech Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-79-C-0487
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM