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Mercury Liquid

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(2N) 99% Mercury Liquid
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(3N) 99.9% Mercury Liquid
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(4N) 99.99% Mercury Liquid
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(5N) 99.999% Mercury Liquid
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(6N) 99.9999% Mercury Liquid
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(7N) 99.99999% Mercury Liquid
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Silver-white liquid

Melting Point

-39 °C

Boiling Point

356.6 °C



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Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H330-H360D-H372-H410
Hazard Codes T+,N
Risk Codes 61-26-48/23-50/53
Safety Statements 53-45-60-61
RTECS Number OV4550000
Transport Information UN 2809 8/PG 3
WGK Germany 3


Mercury liquid is between a solid and a gas and is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. 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.


Red Mercury, Quadruple Distilled Virgin Mercury, Ultra High Purity Prime Virgin Mercury, 99.9995% pure mercury metal

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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.

Related Elements

Mercury Bohr ModelSee more Mercury products. Mercury (atomic symbol: Hg, atomic number: 80) is a Block D, Group 12, Period 6 element with an atomic weight of 200.59. The number of electrons in each of mercury's shells is 2, 8, 18,32, 18, 2 and its electron configuration is [Xe] 4f14 5d10 6s2. The mercury atom has a radius of 151 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 209 pm. It is named after the planet Mercury and often referred to as "quicksilver" due to its appearance as a silvery liquid. Mercury has low melting and boiling points. It is a poor conductor of heat, but a fair conductor of electricity. Mercury is found both as a free element and in cinnabar, corderoite, and livingstonite ores.

Recent Research

Anthropogenic mercury deposition in Flin Flon Manitoba and the Experimental Lakes Area Ontario (Canada): A multi-lake sediment core reconstruction., Wiklund, Johan A., Kirk Jane L., Muir Derek C. G., Evans Marlene, Yang Fan, Keating Jonathan, and Parsons Matthew T. , Sci Total Environ, 2017 May 15, Volume 586, p.685-695, (2017)

The history of mercury pollution near the Spolana chlor-alkali plant (Neratovice, Czech Republic) as recorded by Scots pine tree rings and other bioindicators., Navrátil, Tomáš, Šimeček Martin, Shanley James B., Rohovec Jan, Hojdová Maria, and Houska Jakub , Sci Total Environ, 2017 May 15, Volume 586, p.1182-1192, (2017)

Stable sulfur isotopes identify habitat-specific foraging and mercury exposure in a highly mobile fish community., Carr, Meghan K., Jardine Timothy D., Doig Lorne E., Jones Paul D., Bharadwaj Lalita, Tendler Brett, Chételat John, Cott Pete, and Lindenschmidt Karl-Erich , Sci Total Environ, 2017 May 15, Volume 586, p.338-346, (2017)

A zinc fluorescent sensor used to detect mercury (II) and hydrosulfide., Jung, Jae Min, Lee Jae Jun, Nam Eunju, Lim Mi Hee, Kim Cheal, and Harrison Roger G. , Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc, 2017 May 05, Volume 178, p.203-211, (2017)

A new isoindoline-based highly selective "turn-on" fluorescent chemodosimeter for detection of mercury ion., Zali-Boeini, Hassan, Jonaghani Mohammad Zareh, Fadaei Negar, and Rudbari Hadi Amiri , Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc, 2017 May 05, Volume 178, p.198-202, (2017)

Semiquantitative determination of total mercury in Pygocentrus nattereri Kner, 1858 and sediment at the plateau of Upper Paraguai River, Brazil., Ferreira, Clautenes Maria de A., Egler Silvia Gonçalves, Yallouz Allegra Viviane, and Ignácio Áurea Regina Alv , Chemosphere, 2017 May, Volume 174, p.604-612, (2017)

Mercury accumulation in Mediterranean Fish and Cephalopods Species of Sicilian coasts: correlation between pollution and the presence of Anisakis parasites., Graci, Stefania, Collura Rosaria, Cammilleri Gaetano, Buscemi Maria Drussilla, Giangrosso Giuseppe, Principato Deborah, Gervasi Teresa, Cicero Nicola, and Ferrantelli Vincenzo , Nat Prod Res, 2017 May, Volume 31, Issue 10, p.1156-1162, (2017)

A facile and green strategy for preparing newly-designed 3D graphene/gold film and its application in highly efficient electrochemical mercury assay., Shi, Lei, Wang Yan, Ding Shiming, Chu Zhenyu, Yin Yu, Jiang Danfeng, Luo Jingyi, and Jin Wanqin , Biosens Bioelectron, 2017 Mar 15, Volume 89, Issue Pt 2, p.871-879, (2017)

Highly selective and quantitative colorimetric detection of mercury(II) ions by carrageenan-functionalized Ag/AgCl nanoparticles., Narayanan, Kannan Badri, and Han Sung Soo , Carbohydr Polym, 2017 Mar 15, Volume 160, p.90-96, (2017)

Stabilization of mercury in sediment by using biochars under reducing conditions., Liu, Peng, Ptacek Carol J., Blowes David W., Y Finfrock Zou, and Gordon Robert A. , J Hazard Mater, 2017 Mar 05, Volume 325, p.120-128, (2017)


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