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7487-94-7 - Mercury(II) chloride, 98+% - Mercuric chloride - A17472 - Alfa Aesar

A17472 Mercury(II) chloride, 98+%

CAS Number
7487-94-7
Synonyms
Mercuric chloride

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50g 26.00
250g 102.00
1000g 285.00
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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
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-H314-H341-H361-H372

Fatal if swallowed. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Suspected of causing genetic defects. Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child. Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.

Precautionary Statements: P260u-P301+P310a-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a

Do not breathe dusts or mists. IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

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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