Agent Name

Mercuric perchlorate

CAS Number

7616-83-3

Formula

Cl-H-O4.1/2Hg

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Mercury diperchlorate; Perchloric acid, mercury(2+) salt (2:1); [ChemIDplus] UN2025

Category

Mercury Compounds, Inorganic

Description

White crystals; [MSDSonline]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; May cause allergic dermatitis and damage eyes; Toxic by ingestion and may be harmful after inhalation or skin absorption; [MSDSonline] See "Mercury, inorganic compounds" and the linked occupational disease. See "PERCHLORATES."

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

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Sensorimotor Neuropathy

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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