Agent Name

Methoxyethylmercuric acetate

CAS Number

151-38-2

Formula

C5-H10-Hg-O3

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

(2-Methoxyethyl)mercuric acetate; (2-Methoxyethyl)mercury acetate; (Acetato-O)(2-methoxyethyl)mercury; 2-Methoxyethylmerkuriacetat [Czech]; Acetato(2-methoxyethyl)mercury; Ba 2743; Cekusil universal A; Landisan; Mema; Mema RM; Mercuran; Mercury, (acetato)(2-methoxyethyl)-; Mercury, (acetato-O)(2-methoxyethyl)-; Mercury, acetoxy(2-methoxyethyl)-; Merkuran; Methoxyethyl mercuric acetate; Methoxyethylmercury acetate; Panogen; Panogen (VAN); Panogen M; Panogen Metox; Panogen-Metox; Radosan; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Organic Compounds

Description

White solid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

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

Comments

Highly toxic; [Hawley] Oral LD50 (rat) = 25 mg/kg; [ChemIDplus] A skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; Absorbed through the skin and causes renal damage in high-dose animal studies; [HSDB] Highly toxic; Targets the CNS; Inhalation may cause lung injury; Ingestion can cause kidney damage; [CAMEO] 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, as Hg (Ceiling(OSHA) = 0.04 mg/m3, as Hg)

IDLH (NIOSH)

2 mg/m3, as Hg

Vapor Pressure

0.04 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

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