Agent Name

Mercuric sulfate

CAS Number

7783-35-9

Formula

O4-S.Hg

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Mercury bisulfate; Mercury disulfate; Mercury persulfate; Mercury sulfate (HgSO4); Mercury(II) sulfate; Mercury(II) sulfate (1:1); Sulfate mercurique [French]; Sulfuric acid, mercury(2+) salt (1:1); [ChemIDplus] UN1645

Category

Mercury Compounds, Inorganic

Description

White crystals; [ICSC]

Sources/Uses

Used as a battery electrolyte, gold and silver extractant, and chemical reagent; [Merck Index]

Comments

A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Can cause injury to the kidneys and central and peripheral nervous systems; [ICSC] 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

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

ACGIH Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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