Agent Name

Mercury(II) acetate

CAS Number

1600-27-7

Formula

C2-H4-O2.1/2Hg

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Acetic acid, mercuridi-; Acetic acid, mercury(2+) salt; Anthracene, 1,4-dihydro-, compd. with mercury diacetate; (1:1); Bis(acetyloxy)mercury; Diacetoxymercury; Mercuriacetate; Mercuric acetate; Mercuric diacetate; Mercury acetate; Mercury acetate (Hg(CH3CO2)2); Mercury acetate (Hg(O2C2H3)2); Mercury diacetate; Mercury(2+) acetate; Mercury(II) acetate; Mercuryl acetate; [ChemIDplus] UN 1629

Category

Mercury Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Water soluble white crystals with vinegar odor; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a chemical intermediate and catalyst in the production of organic mercury compounds and a chemical reagent; [HSDB]

Comments

Corrosive to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; May have effects on the kidneys, CNS, and peripheral nervous system; May cause skin sensitization; [ICSC] See "Mercury, inorganic compounds" and the linked occupational disease.

Restricted

Not registered for pesticide use in the United States; [HSDB]

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

Vapor Pressure

0.17 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Neurotoxin

Sensorimotor Neuropathy

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

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