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What is it?

Dote, also called Dioctyltinbis (2-ethylhexylthioglycolate) and 2-ethylhexyl 10-ethyl-4,4-dioctyl-7-oxo-8-oxa-3,5-dithia-4-stannatetradecanoate, is a mixture of three isomeric chemical compounds from the group of the carboxylic esters. It has the chemical formula C36H72O4S2Sn.

What are the effects?

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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) identifies that dote “may damage fertility or the unborn child, causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure, is harmful if swallowed and is harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects.”

Dote is on ECHA Candidate List of “Substances of very High Concern.”

How is it used?

Dote is mainly used in the production of plastic products. In such products, it can for example function as a heat stabilizer in certain Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) food packaging.

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