Agent Name

p-Chloromercuribenzoic acid

CAS Number

59-85-8

Formula

C7-H4-Cl-Hg-O2.H

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

(4-Carboxyphenyl)chloromercury; 4-Carboxyphenylmercuric chloride; 4-Chloromercuribenzoic acid; Benzoic acid, p-(chloromercuri)-; Chloromercuribenzoate; Chloromercuribenzoic acid; Mercurate(1-), (4-carboxylatophenyl)chloro-, hydrogen; Mercury, (4-carboxyphenyl)chloro-; PCMB; p-Carboxyphenylmercuric chloride; p-Chlormercuribenzoic acid; p-Chloro-mercuric benzoic acid; p-Chloromercurybenzoic acid; (4-Carboxylatophenyl)chloromercurate(1-), hydrogen; 4-Chloromercuriobenzoic acid; Mercury, (p-carboxyphenyl)chloro-; [ChemIDplus] UN2025

Category

Metals, Organic Compounds

Description

Insoluble in water (303 mg/L at 25 deg C); [ChemIDplus] White solid; Slightly soluble in water; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"An organic mercurial used as a sulfhydryl reagent." [ChemIDplus]

Comments

Intraperitoneal LD50 (mouse) = 25 mg/kg; [RTECS] Likely to be 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

Vapor Pressure

1.48E-5 mm 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

Links to Other NLM Databases
Toxicity Information

Search TOXNET

Chemical Information

Search ChemIDplus

Related Information in HazMap
Other Information

No other related information on this agent was found.