Tin(II) chloride (stannous chloride) is a white crystalline solid with the formula SnCl2. It forms a stable dihydrate, but aqueous solutions tend to undergo hydrolysis, particularly if hot.

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The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking.

  • Antioxidant - Protects a food from deterioration caused by oxidation

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Data according to various sources such as fao, fda, codex. Spot a mistake? Tell us!

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Stannous chloride
European Union
Approved Stannous chloride
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Stannous chloride
Philippines
Approved Stannous chloride
Austria
Approved Stannous chloride
Belgium
Approved Stannous chloride
Bulgaria
Approved Stannous chloride
Cyprus
Approved Stannous chloride
Czech Republic
Approved Stannous chloride
Denmark
Approved Stannous chloride
Estonia
Approved Stannous chloride
Finland
Approved Stannous chloride
France
Approved Stannous chloride
Germany
Approved Stannous chloride
Greece
Approved Stannous chloride
Hungary
Approved Stannous chloride
Ireland
Approved Stannous chloride
Italy
Approved Stannous chloride
Latvia
Approved Stannous chloride
Lithuania
Approved Stannous chloride
Luxembourg
Approved Stannous chloride
Malta
Approved Stannous chloride
Netherlands
Approved Stannous chloride
Poland
Approved Stannous chloride
Portugal
Approved Stannous chloride
Romania
Approved Stannous chloride
Slovakia
Approved Stannous chloride
Slovenia
Approved Stannous chloride
Spain
Approved Stannous chloride
Sweden
Approved Stannous chloride
United Kingdom
Approved Stannous chloride
Australia
Approved Stannous chloride
New Zealand
Approved Stannous chloride

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Halal - maybe

E512 - Stannous chloride: Chemical.

Muslim Consumer Group

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E512 - Stannous chloride: Nausea, headache, gastric upset. Skin and mucous membrane irritant.

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Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives)
UK Food Guide
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Wikipedia

Lists the U.S. CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number and EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) numbers when known.

  • CAS Number: 7772-99-8
  • EINECS Number: 231-868-0

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