Agent Name

Mercuric nitrate monohydrate

CAS Number

7783-34-8

Formula

H2-O.2H-N-O3.Hg

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Nitric acid, mercury(2+) salt, monohydrate; [ChemIDplus] Mercury(II) nitrate monohydrate; Mercuric nitratemonohydrate; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] UN1625

Category

Mercury Compounds, Inorganic

Description

White or slightly yellow deliquescent solid with an odor of nitric acid; "Soluble in a small amount of water" [Merck Index] White crystalline solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make felt, in mercury fulminate, and to destroy phylloxera; [Merck Index]

Comments

May cause irritation; May be fatal by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption; Targets the kidney, GI tract, nerves, and blood; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Mercuric nitrate." See "Mercury, inorganic compounds and the linked occupational disease."

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

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Mercuric nitrate."

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