Agent Name

Mercurous fluoride

CAS Number

13967-25-4

Formula

F2-Hg2

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Mercury monofluoride; Dimercury difluoride; Mercury fluoride (Hg2F2); [ChemIDplus] Mercury (I) fluoride; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] UN2025

Category

Mercury Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Yellow odorless powder; Decomposed by water; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

An irritant; Highly toxic by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption; May have cumulative adverse effects; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Mercurous chloride." See "Mercury, inorganic compounds and the linked occupational disease."

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Fluorides in urine = 2 mg/L prior to shift or 3 mg/L at end of shift; (Repeated measurements recommended.)

Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

0.02 mg/m3, as Hg (2.5 mg/m3, as F)

PEL (OSHA)

0.1 mg/m3, as Hg (2.5 mg/m3, as F)

MAK

0.02 mg/m3, as Hg, inhalable fraction (1 mg/m3, as F, inhalable fraction)

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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