Agent Name

o-Hydroxyphenylmercuric chloride

CAS Number

90-03-9

Formula

C6-H5-Cl-Hg-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

2-Hydroxyphenylmercuric chloride; Chloro(o-hydroxyphenyl)mercury; Mercufenol chloride; Mercury, chloro(2-hydroxyphenyl)-; Myringacaine Drops; NP-27; o-(Chloromercuri)phenol; o-(Chloromercurio)phenol; o-Chloromercuriphenol; o-Hydroxyfenylmerkurichlorid [Czech]; o-Hydroxyphenylmercury chloride; o-Mercurihydroxyphenyl chloride; Phenol, o-(chloromercuri)-; Salicresin Fluid; U 7743; U-7743; 2-Chloromercuriophenol; Mercury, chloro(o-hydroxyphenyl)-; [ChemIDplus] 2-(Chloromercuri) phenol; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] UN2026

Category

Metals, Organic Compounds

Description

Solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Comments

An irritant; Highly toxic by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption; Targets the nerves; May have cumulative adverse effects; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Phenylmercuric chloride." See "Mercury, aryl compounds" and the linked occupational disease.

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

0.00767 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Sensorimotor Neuropathy

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

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