Agent Name

Mercuric oleate

CAS Number

1191-80-6

Formula

C36-H66-O4.Hg

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

9-Octadecenoic acid (Z)-, mercury(2+) salt; 9-Octadecenoic acid mercury salt; Dioleate de mercure; Dioleato de mercurio; Mercuric oleate, solid; Mercury oleate; Oleate of mercury; Oleic acid, mercury(2+) salt; Quecksilberdioleat; [ChemIDplus] UN1640

Category

Mercury Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Yellowish-brown slightly transparent solid; Sensitive to light; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used in antiseptics and antifouling paints; [Hawley]

Comments

Highly toxic by inhalation, skin absorption, and ingestion; [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

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

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