Mercury(II) chloride, 98+%

CAS Number 7487-94-7 Synonyms
  • Mercuric chloride

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Mercury(II) chloride, 98+%

MDL: MFCD00011041
EINECS: 231-299-8

Chemical Properties

Formula: HgCl2  Boiling point: 302°
Formula weight: 271.50  Density: 5.4
Melting point: 280-282° Refractive Index: 1.859

Literature References

Aromatic mercuration can be brought about by reaction with aryllithium compounds, e.g. from N,N-Diethyl­benzamide, L08427: J. Org. Chem., 2728 (1988).

For a review of organomercurials in synthesis, see: Tetrahedron, 38, 1713 (1982).

Reagent for the cleavage of various sulfur compounds, such as dithioacetals; see 1,3-Dithiane, A10505.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements : H300-H372-H341-H361-H314-H400-H410

Fatal if swallowed. Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure. Suspected of causing genetic defects. Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Very toxic to aquatic life. Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

Precautionary Statements : P260-P301+P310-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501A

Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

CorrosiveToxicHealth HazardDangerous for the environment

Other References

Merck: 14,5876
UN#: UN1624
Hazard Class: 6.1
Packing Group: II
Harmonized Tariff Code: 2852.10
RTECS: OV9100000


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