Abavit B; Bichloride of mercury; Bichlorure de mercure [French]; Calo-Clor; Calochlor; Calocure; Chlorid rtutnaty [Czech] Chlorure mercurique [French]; Chlorure mercurique [ISO-French]; Cloruro di mercurio [Italian]; Corrosive mercury chloride; Corrosive sublimate; Dichloromercury; Fungchex; Hydraargyrum bichloratum; Mercuric bichloride; Mercury bichloride; Mercury chloride (HgCl2) Mercury dichloride; Mercury perchloride; Mercury(2+) chloride; Mercury(II) chloride; Perchloride of mercury; Quecksilber chlorid [German]; Sublimat [Czech]; Sublimate; Sulem; Sulema [Russian]; UN1624; [ChemIDplus]
Mercury Compounds, Inorganic
White solid; [CHRIS]
Used as an antiseptic, disinfectant, veterinarian medication, and dry battery electrolyte; Used to stain and preserve wood, embalm tissues, develop photos, print fabrics, tan leather, treat furs, electroplate aluminum, etch steel, and separate gold from lead; Used in the past as an insecticide/fungicide and a catalyst to produce vinyl chloride; [HSDB] Used in photography (platinum toner and intensifier); [www.ci.tucson.az.us/arthazards/medium.html]
Corrosive to skin; [Quick CPC] Highly toxic by ingestion; Lethal dose for inorganic mercury salts is about 1 gram; A skin and eye irritant; [CHEMINFO MSDS] May cause skin sensitization; [ICSC] See "Mercury, inorganic compounds" and the linked diseases.
Skin Designation (ACGIH)
0.025 mg/m3, as Hg
0.1 mg/m3, as Hg
0.02 mg/m3, as Hg, inhalable fraction
10 mg/m3, as Hg
LCLo (mice) = 300 mg/m3/10 min
VP = 1 mm Hg @ 136.2 degrees C; [HSDB] Exposure values are for "Mercury, inorganic compounds, as Hg."
Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent:
Industrial Processes with risk of exposure: