Mercurous Acetate
Title: Mercurous Acetate
CAS Registry Number: 631-60-7
Molecular Formula: C4H6Hg2O4
Molecular Weight: 519.27
Percent Composition: C 9.25%, H 1.16%, Hg 77.26%, O 12.32%
Line Formula: Hg2(CH3COO)2
Literature References: Prepd from Hg2(NO3)2 + CH3COONa: Wagenknecht, Juza, in Handbook of Preparative Inorganic Chemistry vol. 2, G. Brauer, Ed. (Academic Press, New York, 2nd ed., 1965) p 1120.
Properties: Lustrous leaflets or cryst powder. Darkens on exposure to light. Sol in about 100 parts water; sol in dil acetic acid. Practically insol in alcohol, ether. Aq solns dec quickly under the influence of light and heat. Keep well closed and protected from light.
Therap-Cat: Antibacterial.
Keywords: Antiseptic/Disinfectant; Mercurial compounds.

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