Agent Name

Mercuric salicylate

CAS Number

5970-32-1

Formula

C7-H4-Hg-O3

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Mercurisalicylic acid; Mercury subsalicylate; Salicylic acid, (hydroxymercuri)-, cyclic anhydride (6CI); (Salicylato(2-)-O1,O2)mercury; Mercury, (2-hydroxybenzoateo(2-)-O1,O2)- (9CI); Mercury, (salicylato(2-))-; Mercurous salicylate; Mercury salicylate; [ChemIDplus] UN1644

Category

Mercury Compounds, Inorganic

Description

White solid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a topical antiseptic; [Merck Index]

Comments

Highly toxic by ingestion, inhalation, or absorption through skin; [CAMEO] See "Mercury, inorganic compounds" and the linked occupational disease.

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

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