Agent Name

Ethylmercuric phosphate

CAS Number

2235-25-8

Formula

C2-H7-Hg-O4-P

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Ceresan NI; EMP; Ethyl mercuric phosphate; Ethyl mercury phosphate; Ethylmercury phosphate; Ethylmerkuridihydrogenfosfat [Czech]; Fusariol universal; Granosan M; Lignasan; N. I. Ceresan; New Improved Ceresan; New Improved Granosan; Ruberon granule; Soilsin; Mercurate(2-), ethyl(phosphato(3-)-O)-, dihydrogen (9CI); Mercurate(2-), ethyl(phosphato(3-)-kappaO)-, dihydrogen; Mercury, (dihydrogen phosphato)ethyl-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Organic Compounds

Description

White solid with an odor of garlic; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as seed fungicide and wood preservative; Not currently registered with the EPA for use in the US; [HSDB]

Comments

Oral LD50 (rat) = 48 mg/kg; (Effects included somnolence, change in righting reflex, and ataxia.) [HSDB] A strong irritant; [Hawley] See "Dimethylmercury." See "Mercury, alkyl compounds" and linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

0.01 mg/m3, as Hg

STEL (ACGIH)

0.03 mg/m3, as Hg

PEL (OSHA)

0.01 mg/m3, Ceiling(OSHA) = 0.04 mg/m3, as Hg

IDLH (NIOSH)

2 mg/m3, as Hg

Vapor Pressure

5.12E-7 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

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