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37125 Phenylmercury acetate, 98%

CAS Number
62-38-4
Synonyms
Acetoxy phenylmercury
Acetoxy mercuribenzene

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
37125-09 10g 18.40
37125-18 50g 47.80
37125-30 250g 200.00
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Phenylmercury acetate, 98%

MDL
MFCD00008691
EINECS
200-532-5

Chemical Properties

Formula
C8H8HgO2
Formula Weight
336.74
Form
Powder
Melting point
146-153°
Density
2.4
Storage & Sensitivity
Ambient temperatures.
Solubility
Soluble in alcohol, benzene and glacial acetic acid. Slightly soluble in water.

Applications

Phenylmercuric acetate serves as contraceptive gel and foam, injectable solution, skin disinfectant and in cosmetic products such as hair shampoos, mouthwashes and toothpastes. It is likewise used in preservative in canned paint, eye creams and drops. It acts as a catalyst in polyurethane systems. It is also used as a catalyst in the 3M tartan brand polyurethane flexible floors that were common in school gymnasiums. It acts as an antitranspirant, when applied to the plants leaves.

Notes

Light sensitive. Keep the container tightly closed in a cool and well-ventilated area.

Literature References

Chan, H.C.; Ko, T. Z.; Huang, C. H.; Guo, R. T. A Comeback of Hg-Derivatives in Protein Crystallography with Cys-Modification. ChemBioEng Rev. 2015, 2 (2), 133-140.

Chauhan, R.; Kociok-Köhn, G.; Trivedi, M.; Singh, S.; Kumar, A.; Amalanerkar, D. P. Phenylmercury(II) methylferrocenyldithiocarbamate-functionalized dye-sensitized solar cells with hydroxy as an anchoring group. J. Solid State Electrochem. 2015, 19 (3), 739-747.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H301-H314-H335-H372-H500

Toxic if swallowed. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation. Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure. May form combustible dust concentrations in air

Precautionary Statements: P260-P264b-P270-P271-P280-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P330-P331-P363-P501c

Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

Other References

Merck
14,7300
Beilstein
3662930
Hazard Class
6.1
Packing Group
II
Harmonized Tariff Code
2852.10
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
OV6475000

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