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Literature references should be checked to see whether the red form or the more finely-divided yellow form of the oxide is specified, although this may not be stated./n
Mercury(II) salts can be used in place of the more expensive silver salts in a modification of the Hunsdiecker conversion of carboxylic acids to alkyl bromides. Reviews: Chem. Rev., 56, 219 (1956); Org. React., 9, 341 (1957). For the mercury(II) oxide method, see: Org. Synth. Coll., 5, 126 (1955); 6, 179 (1988):/n
Reagent for the oxidation of hydrazones to diazoalkanes. For examples, see: Org. Synth. Coll., 3, 351 (1955); 6, 392 (1988)./n
Hazard Statements: H300-H310-H330-H373
Fatal if swallowed. Fatal in contact with skin. Fatal if inhaled. May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
Precautionary Statements: P301+P310a-P304+P340-P320-P330-P405-P501a
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