Agent Name

p-Tolylmercuric chloride

CAS Number

539-43-5

Formula

C7-H7-Cl-Hg

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

4-Methylphenylmercuric chloride; 4-Tolylmercuric chloride; Chloro-p-tolylmercury; Mercuri-p-tolyl chloride; p-Chloromercuritoluene; p-Tolylmercury chloride; Mercury, chloro(4-methylphenyl)-; Mercury, chloro-p-tolyl- (8CI); [ChemIDplus] UN2811

Category

Metals, Organic Compounds

Description

White crystalline solid; Insoluble in water; [Chem Service MSDS]

Comments

Highly toxic by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption; Prolonged or repeated exposure may cause organ injury; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Mercury, aryl compounds" and linked occupational diseases.

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

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Sensorimotor Neuropathy

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

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