Agent Name

Mercuric nitrate

CAS Number

10045-94-0

Formula

N2-O6.Hg

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Citrine ointment; Mercury dinitrate; Mercury(II) nitrate; Mercury(II) nitrate (1:2); Mercury nitrate; Mercury(2+) nitrate; Mercury nitrate monohydrate; Mercury pernitrate; Nitrate mercurique (French); Nitric acid, mercury(2+) salt; [HSDB]

Category

Mercury Compounds, Inorganic

Description

White to yellow powder or crystals with a sharp odor; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as an analytical reagent, in bronzing, as a nitrating agent, and in organic synthesis; Was used in the past to manufacture felt hats; [HSDB]

Comments

See "Mercury"; Very toxic by ingestion; Cases of poisoning reported after inhalation exposures of 1.2-8.5 mg/m 3; [CAMEO] See "Mercury, inorganic compounds" and the linked diseases.

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

0.02 mg/m3, as Hg

PEL (OSHA)

0.1 mg/m3, as Hg

MAK

0.02 mg/m3, as Hg, inhalable fraction

IDLH (NIOSH)

10 mg/m3, as Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Sensorimotor Neuropathy

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

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