Agent Name

Mercury I nitrate monohydrate

CAS Number

7782-86-7

Formula

H2-O.H-N-O3.Hg

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Mercury (I) nitrate, ACS; Mercury(I) nitrate hydrated; Mercurous nitrate monohydrate; Monohydrate nitric acid, mercury (I) salt; Nitric acid, mercury(1+) salt, monohydrate; [ChemFinder] UN1627

Category

Mercury Compounds, Inorganic

Description

White to yellow, hygroscopic crystals; Decomposes in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Mercury I nitrate is used as an intermediate for other mercury compounds. In solution with dilute nitric acid, it is used as an indicator (Millons reagent) to detect tyrosine-containing proteins. [Ullmann]

Comments

Irritating to the skin and eyes; May be absorbed through the skin; [MSDSonline] See "Mercurous nitrate."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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