Agent Name

Diphenylmercury

CAS Number

587-85-9

Formula

C12-H10-Hg

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Benzene, mercuriodi-; Difenylrtut [Czech]; Mercury, diphenyl-; [ChemIDplus] Diphenylmercury(II); [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] UN2026

Category

Metals, Organic Compounds

Description

White crystalline solid; Insoluble in water; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

Causes altered sleep time (including change in righting reflex) and ataxia in intraperitoneal lethal-dose studies of mice; [RTECS] An irritant; Highly toxic by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Mercury, aryl compounds" and linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

0.1 mg/m3, as Hg

PEL (OSHA)

0.1 mg/m3, as Hg

IDLH (NIOSH)

10 mg/m3, as Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Phenylmercuric compound, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Sensorimotor Neuropathy

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

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