Ethylmercuric Chloride

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Ethylmercuric Chloride
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Ethylmercuric Chloride Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula C2H5ClHg
Molecular Weight 265.105
Appearance Silvery crystals
Melting Point 173 °C
Boiling Point N/A
Density 3.482 g/cm3
Solubility in H2O Insoluble
Exact Mass 265.979 g/mol
Monoisotopic Mass 265.979 g/mol

Ethylmercuric Chloride Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H300+H310+H330-H373-H400-H410
Hazard Codes T+, N
Precautionary Statements P260-P301+P310-P320-P361-P405-P501
Risk Codes R26/27/28 R50/53 R33
RTECS Number OV9800000
Transport Information UN 2025 6.1 / PGII
WGK Germany 3
GHS Pictograms

About Ethylmercuric Chloride

Ethylmercuric Chloride (also known as Ethylmercury chloride, Ethyl mercury chloride, and Ethyl mercuric chloride) is one of numerous organometallic compounds manufactured by American Elements under the trade name AE Organometallics™. Organometallics are useful reagents, catalysts, and precursor materials with applications in thin film deposition, industrial chemistry, pharmaceuticals, LED manufacturing, and others. American Elements supplies organometallic compounds in most volumes including bulk quantities and also can produce materials to customer specifications. Most materials can be produced in high and ultra high purity forms (99%, 99.9%, 99.99%, 99.999%, and higher) and to many standard grades when applicable including Mil Spec (military grade), ACS, Reagent and Technical Grades, Pharmaceutical Grades, Optical, Semiconductor, and Electronics Grades. Please request a quote above for more information on pricing and lead time.

Ethylmercuric Chloride Synonyms

Ethyl mercuric chloride, Ethylmercury chloride, Ethyl mercury chloride,, Ethyl-mercury chloride, Chloroethylmercury, Ceresan, Granosan, Cryptodine, Cryptodin, Criptodin, Emcon D

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula CH3CH2HgCl
MDL Number MFCD00013593
EC No. 203-478-0
Pubchem CID 7862
IUPAC Name chloro(ethyl)mercury
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/C2H5.ClH.Hg/c1-2;;/h1H2,2H3;1H;/q;;+1/p-1

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

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