Methyltins in the marine environment

Tuğrul, Süleyman
Turgut I, Balkas
Goldberg, Edward D
Methyltins were occasionally observed in some natural waters. The nature of a marine sediment determines its organotin burdens. Mono- and dimethyltin compounds were found in polluted marine sediments whereas non-polluted, oxiccoastal sediments contained primarily trimethyltin. The net methylation rate is evidently independent of the inorganic tin content of a sediment. Methyltin in fish is about 3–6% of the total tin content while limpets contain significant amounts of organotin compounds, ranging between 35 and 75% of the total tin. No trimethyltin was detected in green macro-algae and seawater, although limpets, fish and sediments have measurable levels.
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S. Tuğrul, B. Turgut I, and E. D. Goldberg, “Methyltins in the marine environment,” Marine Pollution Bulletin, pp. 297–303, 1983, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: