Agent Name

p-Chloromercuribenzenesulfonic acid sodium salt

CAS Number

14110-97-5

Formula

C6-H5-Cl-Hg-O3-S.Na

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Chloro(4-sulfophenyl)mercurate(1-) sodium; Mercury, chloro(p-sulfophenyl)-, sodium salt; Monosodium p-chloromercuriphenylsulfonic acid; Sodium p-chloromercuribenzenesulfonate; Sodium p-chloromercuriphenylsulfonate; p-Chloromercuriphenylsulphonic acid monosodium salt; Mercurate(1-), chloro(4-sulfophenyl)-, sodium; [ChemIDplus] p-Chloromercuriphenylsulfonic acid monosodium salt; 4-(Chloromercuri)benzenesulfonic acid monosodium salt; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] UN2025

Category

Metals, Organic Compounds

Description

Solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"A cytotoxic sulfhydryl reagent that inhibits several subcellular metabolic systems and is used as a tool in cellular physiology." [ChemIDplus]

Comments

May cause irritation; Highly toxic by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption; May have adverse cumulative effects; Targets the nerves; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Sodium 4-hydroxymercuriobenzoate." See "Mercury, aryl compounds" and the linked disease.

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 "Mercury compound, solid, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Sensorimotor Neuropathy

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

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