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7487-94-7 - Mercury(II) chloride, Puratronic®, 99.999% (metals basis) - 10808 - Alfa Aesar

10808 Mercury(II) chloride, Puratronic®, 99.999% (metals basis)

CAS Number
7487-94-7
Synonyms

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
25g 79.00
100g 286.00
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Mercury(II) chloride, Puratronic®, 99.999% (metals basis)

MDL
MFCD00011041
EINECS
231-299-8

Chemical Properties

Formula
Cl2Hg
Formula Weight
271.50
Form
Powder
Melting point
280-282°
Boiling Point
302°
Density
5.4
Refractive Index
1.8590
Solubility
Soluble in water, alcohol, acetone and ethyl acetate.

Applications

Mercuric chloride is used as a catalyst for the conversion of acetylene to vinyl chloride, the precursor to polyvinylchloride It is used as embalming chemical, photographic intensifier. It is also used as a treatment for syphilis and in very dilute solution as an antiseptic.

Notes

Store in cool place. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. It is sensitive to light and moisture. Incompatible with strong acids, ammonia, carbonates, metallic salts, alkalis, phosphites, phosphates, sulfites, sulfates, arsenic, antimony and bromides.

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-P201-P273-P280-P301+P310-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P301+P330+P331-P405-P501a

Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Obtain special instructions before use. Avoid release to the environment. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. 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. Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

Other References

Merck
14,5876
Hazard Class
6.1
Packing Group
II
Harmonized Tariff Code
2852.10
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
OV9100000

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