Mercury(I) Perchlorate Tetrahydrate

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HgClO4• 4H2O

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(2N) 99% Mercury(I) Perchlorate Tetrahydrate
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(3N) 99.9% Mercury(I) Perchlorate Tetrahydrate
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(4N) 99.99% Mercury(I) Perchlorate Tetrahydrate
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(5N) 99.999% Mercury(I) Perchlorate Tetrahydrate
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Mercury(I) Perchlorate Tetrahydrate Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula H8ClHgO8
Molecular Weight 372.1
Appearance Solkid
Melting Point 64 °C
Boiling Point N/A
Density N/A
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass 372.961413
Monoisotopic Mass 372.961413

Mercury(I) Perchlorate Tetrahydrate Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H300-H310-H330-H373-H410
Hazard Codes O,T+
Risk Codes 8-26/27/28-33-34
Safety Statements 53-17-36/37/39-45
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information UN 3087 5.1/PG 2
WGK Germany 3

About Mercury(I) Perchlorate Tetrahydrate

Mercury(I) Perchlorate Tetrahydrate is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. Perchlorates are salts derived from perchloric acid and are commonly used within the pyrotechnics industry. Perchlorates are both naturally occurring and manufactured. Although they do not typically explode or catch fire, most mixtures of perchlorates with organic compounds are reactive. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.

Mercury(I) Perchlorate Tetrahydrate Synonyms

perchloryloxymercury tetrahydrate

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula HgClO4• 4H2O
MDL Number N/A
EC No. N/A
Pubchem CID 16717642
IUPAC Name mercury(1+); perchlorate; tetrahydrate
SMILES [Hg]OCl(=O)(=O)=O.O.O.O.O
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/ClHO4.Hg.4H2O/c2-1(3,4)5;;;;;/h(H,2,3,4,5);;4*1H2/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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