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Tin(IV) Chloride

Other Names:

Tin tetrachloride

Stannic chloride


General Information:


CAS Number: 7646-78-8 (anhydrous)

Molecular Weight: 260.52 g/mol (anhydrous)

Appearance: Colorless to slightly yellow fuming liquid (anhydrous)

Chemical Formula: SnCl4

Melting Point: -33 C (anhydrous)

Boiling Point: 114 C (anhydrous)

Density: 2.226 g/mL (anhydrous)

Common Uses:

- Lewis acid for enhancing certain reactions


1) Wikipedia: Tin(IV) chloride (link)

2) Tin(IV) chloride (link)

3) Pearson, A. J.; Roush, W. R.; Handbook of Reagents for Organic Synthesis; Activating Agents and Protecting Groups