Agent Name

Dibenzyl mercury

CAS Number

780-24-5

Formula

C14-H14-Hg

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Mercury, bis(phenylmethyl)-; Mercury, dibenzyl-; [ChemIDplus] Dibenzylmercury; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] UN2025

Category

Metals, Organic Compounds

Description

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

Comments

Intravenous LD50 (mouse) = 56 mg/kg; [RTECS] An irritant; Highly toxic by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption; May have cumulative adverse effects; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Diphenylmercury." See "Mercury, aryl compounds" and linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
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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