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Definition of tributyltin:
Tributyltin (TBT) Antifouling paint for ships hulls which is toxic to marine life and prohibited by some nations for use on small craft. [1]
This is the common definition for tributyltin, other definitions can be discussed in the article


Tributyltin oxide
Tributyltin oxide

Antifouling paints containing TBT (tributyltin oxide and tributyltin fluoride) are much more effective and long lasting than mercury or copper based antifouling paints. They were first painted on ships in the 1970s and were subsequently also commonly used net enclosures of mariculture installations.[2]

See also

TBT and Imposex
  1. Sullivan P (ed.), 1999. Eric Sullivan's encyclopaedic dictionary. 6th edition. LPP Reference Publishing.
  2. Clark, R,B., 1999. Marine pollution. Oxford University press, Fourth edition, pp 161