Agent Name

Mercury I sulfate

CAS Number

7783-36-0

Formula

O4-S.2Hg

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Dimercury sulfate; Mercurous sulfate; Sulfuric acid, dimercury(1+) salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Mercury Compounds, Inorganic

Description

White to slightly yellow solid; [Merck Index] Colorless crystals very sensitive to light; [Ullmann]

Sources/Uses

Used to make batteries; [Merck Index] Used in standard cells as a depolarizer; [Ullmann]

Comments

Highly toxic after ingestion, inhalation, or skin absorption; [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

ACGIH Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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