Title: Mercurophen
CAS Registry Number: 52486-78-9
Additional Names: Sodium 4-(hydroxymercuri)-2-nitrophenolate; sodium hydroxymercuri-o-nitrophenolate; 4-(hydroxymercuri)-2-nitrophenol sodium salt
Molecular Formula: C6H4HgNNaO4
Molecular Weight: 377.68
Percent Composition: C 19.08%, H 1.07%, Hg 53.11%, N 3.71%, Na 6.09%, O 16.94%
Literature References: Prepn from o-nitrophenol and Hg(OCOCH3)2: Schamberg et al., US 1390972 (1922). Structure: Malcolm, J. Bacteriol. 22, 403 (1931).
Properties: Brick-red, odorless powder. Poisonous! Sol in hot water. Solns are deep amber in color.
Therap-Cat: Antiseptic, disinfectant.
Therap-Cat-Vet: Antiseptic, disinfectant.
Keywords: Antiseptic/Disinfectant; Mercurial compounds.

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