Meralein Sodium
Title: Meralein Sodium
CAS Registry Number: 4386-35-0
CAS Name: (3¢,6¢-Dihydroxy-2¢,7¢-diiodospiro[3H-2,1-benzoxanthiole-3,9¢-[9H]xanthen]-4¢-yl)hydroxymercury S,S-dioxide monosodium salt
Additional Names: o-[6-hydroxy-5-(hydroxymercuri)-2,7-diiodo-3-oxo-3H-xanthen-9-yl]benzenesulfonic acid sodium salt; 2,7-diiodo-4-hydroxymercuriresorcinsulfonphthalein monosodium salt; monohydroxymercuridiiodoresorcinsulfonphthalein sodium salt; sodium meralein
Trademarks: Merodicein (Becton Dickinson)
Molecular Formula: C19H9HgI2NaO7S
Molecular Weight: 858.72
Percent Composition: C 26.57%, H 1.06%, Hg 23.36%, I 29.56%, Na 2.68%, O 13.04%, S 3.73%
Literature References: Prepn: Dunning, Farinholt, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 51, 804 (1929). Pharmacology and toxicology: Macht, Cook, J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther. 43, 571 (1931).
Properties: Green scales, turn dark red on pulverizing. Sol in water; aq soln slightly fluorescent.
Therap-Cat: Antiseptic, disinfectant.
Keywords: Antiseptic/Disinfectant; Mercurial compounds.

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