Morpholine News Guidelines for safe handling of stannous octoate

Guidelines for safe handling of stannous octoate

Guidelines for safe handling of stannous octoate

Stannous Octoate, chemical formula C16H30O4Sn, is an organometallic compound widely used in industry. It is often used as a catalyst for polyurethane foaming, silicone rubber curing and other polymerization reactions. However, stannous octoate is corrosive and poses potential health risks, so understanding and following guidelines for its safe handling is critical to protecting worker health and the environment.

Safe handling principles

Risk identification

Stannous octoate may cause harm to humans and the environment, including but not limited to skin and eye irritation, respiratory irritation, and cumulative health problems that may result from long-term exposure. Additionally, stannous octoate may react with other substances under certain conditions to produce harmful by-products.

Personal protection

  • Respiratory protection: When working in an environment where stannous octoate dust or vapor may be generated, wear appropriate respirators, such as N95 masks or higher-level respiratory protection.
  • Skin and Eye Protection: Wear chemical-resistant gloves, long-sleeved coveralls, pants, and safety glasses or a face shield to prevent direct contact.
  • Cleaning Measures: Clean work areas regularly to avoid dust accumulation and leaks, and provide adequate hand-washing facilities.

Secure storage

  • Sealed storage: Stannous octoate should be stored in a sealed container away from air and moisture to prevent oxidation or hydrolysis.
  • Isolated storage: Store it separately from other incompatible materials to avoid potential chemical reactions.
  • Temperature control: Store in a cool, dry and well-ventilated place, away from high temperatures and direct sunlight.

Response to leaks

  • Precautions: Regularly check the integrity of containers and the security of storage areas and repair any damage promptly.
  • Emergency Response: Develop and implement a spill response plan, including cleaning up spills with absorbents, ventilating, and isolating contaminated areas.
  • Professional training: All personnel exposed to stannous octoate should be trained in safe handling and emergency response procedures.

Operation and Disposal

  • Operating Instructions: Follow the instructions on the manufacturer’s Safety Data Sheet (MSDS/SDS) and avoid breathing vapors, dusts or sprays.
  • Waste Disposal: Dispose of waste stannous octoate and contaminated materials in accordance with local regulations and standard operating procedures and do not dump them randomly.


The correct handling of stannous octoate is not only related to the health and safety of workers, but also related to environmental protection and corporate social responsibility. By strictly adhering to the above safe handling guidelines, the potential risks posed by stannous octoate can be effectively reduced and ensure a safe and sustainable working environment. In addition, ongoing safety education and regular safety audits are key components in maintaining high standards of safety practices. Enterprises should pay attention to chemical management and establish a complete chemical safety management system to ensure the safe use and disposal of stannous octoate and other chemicals, thereby creating a safer working environment for employees.

Extended reading:

Niax A-1Niax A-99

BDMAEE Manufacture

Toyocat NP catalyst Tosoh

Toyocat MR Gel balanced catalyst tetramethylhexamethylenediamine Tosoh





DABCO MP608/Delayed equilibrium catalyst


This article is from the internet and does not represent Morpholine position. Please indicate the source when reprinting.


Previous article
Next article
Contact Us

Contact us

+86 - 183 0190 3151

Online consultation: QQ交谈


Working hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00-17:30, closed on holidays
Follow wechat
Scan wechat and follow us

Scan wechat and follow us

Follow Weibo
Back to top