C.I. 77864; stannochlor; tin dichloride; stannous chloride; Tin(II)Chloride; STANNOUS CHLORIDE, 10% W/V; tin(II) chloride (1:2); tin protochloride
A solution of tin(II) chloride containing a little hydrochloric acid is used for the tin-plating of steel, in order to make tin cans. SnCl2 also reduces quinones to hydroquinones. Stannous chloride is also added as a food additive with E number E512 to some canned and bottled foods, where it serves as a color-retention agent and antioxidant. It is used in production of ornamental glass called aurene glass.