Agent Name

Bromomethylmercury

CAS Number

506-83-2

Formula

C-H3-Br-Hg

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Mercury, bromomethyl-; [ChemIDplus] Methylmercury (II) bromide; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] UN2025

Category

Metals, Organic Compounds

Description

White crystals with a slightly metallic odor; Insoluble in water; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

An irritant; Highly toxic by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption; May have cumulative adverse effects; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Dimethylmercury." See "Mercury, alkyl compounds" and linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

0.01 mg/m3, as Hg

STEL (ACGIH)

0.03 mg/m3, as Hg

PEL (OSHA)

0.01 mg/m3, Ceiling(OSHA) = 0.04 mg/m3, as Hg

IDLH (NIOSH)

2 mg/m3, as Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Mercury compound, solid, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

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Diseases

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