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7487-94-7 - Mercury(II) chloride, ACS, 99.5% min - 12274 - Alfa Aesar

12274 Mercury(II) chloride, ACS, 99.5% min

CAS Number
7487-94-7
Synonyms

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25g 30.15
100g 86.13
500g 388.80
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Mercury(II) chloride, ACS, 99.5% min

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
1.859
Solubility
Soluble in boiling water (solubility in cold water is increased by HCl or alkali chlorides), alcohol, glycerol, methanol, acetone, and ethyl acetateSoluble in water, alcohol, acetone and ethyl acetate. Slightly soluble in benzene, carbon disulfide and pyridine.

Grade Specifications

Maximum level of impurities: Residue after reduction 0.02%, Solution in ethyl ether P.T., Fe 0.002%

Applications

Mercury(II) chloride is used as a catalyst in making plastics, depolarizer in batteries and as a reagent in organic synthesis and analytical chemistry. It is also used to prepare an amalgam with metals such as aluminum, which finds application as reducing agent in organic synthesis. It also finds application in photography as a photographic intensifier. Further, it serves as a preservative and used in the treatment of syphilis. It is also used to remove dithiane groups bonded to a carbonyl in an umpolung reaction.

Notes

Light and moisture sensitive. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents and strong bases.

Literature References

Rajasekar, M.; Muthu, K.; Prasad, A. A.; Meenakshisundaram, S. P. Growth, hyperpolarizability, characterization and theoretical studies of NLO active tris (allylthiourea) mercury(II) chloride. J. Mol. Struct. 2015, 1085 147-154.

Huang, Y.; Du, J. R.; Zhang, Y.; Lawless, D.; Feng, X. Removal of mercury(II) from wastewater by polyvinylamine-enhanced ultrafiltration. Sep. Purif. Technol. 2015, 154, 1-10.

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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