Tin mossy is a high density, granular or flaky form of tin metal. It is suitable for laboratory experiments and other applications.
Tin is an alkali metal with oxidation states +2 and +4. It is similar to both lead and germanium, but has a slightly lower atomic mass.
This element is a major component of many alloys. These include pewter, bearing metal, bronze and bell metal. It is also used to produce transparent electrically conducting films of indium tin oxide in optoelectronic applications.
In its pure form, tin is a gray metallic color; it has a bluish-gray appearance in alloys. It can be found in a wide range of materials, including tin plates, cans, foils, and steel.
Unlike aluminum, tin is nontoxic to humans. Ingestion of tin dissolved in foods, such as canned goods and tin-plated kitchen utensils, does not cause harm to the digestive tract or immune system.
Its toxicity is not as severe as that of lead or copper. Nevertheless, it can be toxic to a wide range of organisms.
mossy tin can be used to remove Hg from groundwater by air stripping in combination with stannous chloride. Its ability to reduce reactive Hg to metallic Hg, combined with the low Henry coefficient of reductive Hg(0) in water, make it an effective tool for this purpose.
mossy tin is available in silver gray pellet, powder and shot forms. It is available in 50 g to 1 kg quantities with bulk and custom packaging options.