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A17472 Mercury(II) chloride, 98+%

CAS Number
7487-94-7
Synonyms
Mercuric chloride

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
A17472-18 50g 27.30
A17472-30 250g 107.00
A17472-0B 1000g 300.00
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Mercury(II) chloride, 98+%

MDL
MFCD00011041
EINECS
231-299-8

Chemical Properties

Formula
HgCl2
Formula Weight
271.50
Melting point
280-282°
Boiling Point
302°
Density
5.4
Refractive Index
1.859
Storage & Sensitivity
Ambient temperatures.
Solubility
Soluble in diethyl ether. Insoluble in water.

Applications

The main application of mercuric chloride is as a catalyst for the conversion of acetylene to vinyl chloride, the precursor to polyvinylchloride. It is also employed in photography.

Notes

Store at room temperature. Reactive with oxidizing agents and strong bases.

Literature References

Jay A. Young. Mercury(II) Chloride. J. Chem. Educ. 2004, 81 (9),1260.

Kevin R Henke.; David Robertson.; Matthew K Krepps.; David A Atwood. Chemistry and stability of precipitates from aqueous solutions of 2,4,6-trimercaptotriazine, trisodium salt, nonahydrate (TMT-55) and mercury (II) chloride. Water Res.. 2000, 34 (11), 3005-3013.

Aromatic mercuration can be brought about by reaction with aryllithium compounds, e.g. from N,N-Diethyl­benzamide, L08427: J. Org. Chem., 2728 (1988).

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

Reagent for the cleavage of various sulfur compounds, such as dithioacetals; see 1,3-Dithiane, A10505.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H300-H310-H314-H335-H341-H361f-H372

Fatal if swallowed. Fatal in contact with skin. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation. Suspected of causing genetic defects. Suspected of damaging fertility. Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.

Precautionary Statements: P201-P202-P260-P262-P264b-P270-P281-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P330-P331-P363-P501c

Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. 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 personal protective equipment as required. 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
14,5876
Hazard Class
6.1
Packing Group
II
Harmonized Tariff Code
2852.10
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
OV9100000

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