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A12478 Mercury(II) acetate, 98+%

CAS Number
1600-27-7
Synonyms
Acetic acid mercury(II) salt
Mercuric acetate

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
A12478-14 25g 24.80
A12478-22 100g 58.40
A12478-36 500g 176.00
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Mercury(II) acetate, 98+%

MDL
MFCD00012165
EINECS
216-491-1

Chemical Properties

Formula
C4H6HgO4
Formula Weight
318.68
Melting point
179-182°
Density
3.28
Storage & Sensitivity
Light Sensitive. Ambient temperatures.
Solubility
Soluble in water.

Applications

Mercury(II) acetate is used as a reagent to prepare organomercury compounds and to remove the acetamidomethyl protecting group in organic synthesis. It is also involved in the oxymercuration reactions as well as to prepare dithiocarbonates from thiocarboantes.It finds application as a catalyst in organic synthesis, pharmaceuticals and absorption of ethylene.

Notes

Light sensitive. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, strong acids and strong bases.

Literature References

The solvomercuration of alkenes by Hg(OAc)2, with demercuration by NaBH4, is a useful method for the Markovnikov hydration of alkenes; reviews: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 17, 27 (1978); Tetrahedron, 38, 1713 (1982). See, e.g.: Org. Synth. Coll., 6, 766 (1988):

Intramolecular oxy- or amino-mercuration is a useful route to oxygen or nitrogen heterocycles: J. Heterocycl. Chem., 11, 771 (1974); 13, 349 (1976); 15, 1313 (1978):

For an improved method for the synthesis of substituted pyrrolidines using TBTH as reducing agent, avoiding the reaction reversal encountered with borohydride, see: Synth. Commun., 26, 1507 (1996).

Mercuration/demercuration of aliphatic isocyanates provides a mild route to primary amines: Tetrahedron Lett., 36, 8859 (1995).

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

Schmidt, E. Y.; Vasil’tsov, A. M.; Zorina, N. V.; Ivanov, A. V.; Mikhaleva, A. I.; Trofimov, B. A. Devinylation of N-vinylpyrroles using mercury(II) acetate. Chem. Heterocycl. Compd. 2012, 47 (10), 1300-1303.

Dehghanpour, S.; Jahani, K.; Mahmoudi, A.; Babakhodaverdi, M.; Notash, B. In situ hydrothermal synthesis of 2D mercury(I)-organic framework from 3-aminopyrazine-2-carboxylic acid and mercury(II) acetate. Inorg. Chem. Commun. 2012, 25, 79-82.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H300-H310-H330-H336-H373

Fatal if swallowed. Fatal in contact with skin. Fatal if inhaled. May cause drowsiness or dizziness. May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.

Precautionary Statements: P260-P262-P264b-P270-P271-P280-P284-P301+P310-P302+P350-P304+P340-P310-P312-P314-P330-P361-P363-P501c

Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. 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. Wear respiratory protection. IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. IF ON SKIN: Gently wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. Get medical advice/attention if you feel unwell. Rinse mouth. Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

Other References

Merck
14,5873
Beilstein
3563831
Hazard Class
6.1
Packing Group
II
Harmonized Tariff Code
2852.10
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
AI8575000

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