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A16157 Mercury(II) oxide, red, 99%

CAS Number
21908-53-2
Synonyms
Mercuric oxide

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
A16157-18 50g 23.50
A16157-30 250g 96.40
A16157-0B 1000g 331.00
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Mercury(II) oxide, red, 99%

MDL
MFCD00011045
EINECS
244-654-7

Chemical Properties

Formula
HgO
Formula Weight
216.59
Melting point
ca 500° dec.
Density
11.14
Storage & Sensitivity
Ambient temperatures.
Solubility
Partially soluble in water. insoluble in alcohol, ether, acetone and ammonia.

Applications

Mercury(II) oxide is used in marine and porcelain paints, dry batteries, chemical reagents, and topical antiseptics. It acts as a significant part in the production of mercury. It is utilitarian in the deduction of a mercury based superconductor. It is likewise employed, as a photo-oxidant for the photochemical oxidation of primary aromatic amines to the corresponding azoaromatic compounds. It is also an essential material for the preparation of cathodes in mercury batteries.

Notes

Light sensitive. Incompatible with hypophosphoric acid, fuels, strong oxidizing agents, strong reducing agents, combustible materials, organic materials and phenols.

Literature References

Wu, S. J.; Katayama, R.; Azhar Uddin, M.; Sasaoka, E.; Xie, Z. M. Study on Reactivity of HgO over Activated Carbon with HCl and SO2 in the Presence of Moisture by Temperature-Programmed Decomposition Desorption Mass Spectrometry. Energy Fuels 2015, 29 (10), 6598-6604.

Smith, R. S.; Wiederhold, J. G.; Kretzschmar, R. Mercury Isotope Fractionation during Precipitation of Metacinnabar ( β-HgS) and Montroydite (HgO). Environ. Sci. Technol. 2015, 49 (7), 4325-4334.

Farhadi, S.; Zaringhadama, P.; Sahamieh, R. Z. Photo-assisted Oxidation of Anilines and Other Primary Aromatic Amines to Azo Compounds Using Mercury(II) Oxide as a Photo-Oxidant. Acta Chim. Slov. 2007, 54, 647-653.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

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: P260-P262-P264b-P270-P271-P280-P284-P301+P310-P302+P350-P304+P340-P310-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. 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
14,5882
Hazard Class
6.1
Packing Group
II
Harmonized Tariff Code
2852.10
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
OW8750000

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