Title: Mercuric Benzoate
CAS Registry Number: 583-15-3
Molecular Formula: C14H10HgO4
Molecular Weight: 442.82
Percent Composition: C 37.97%, H 2.28%, Hg 45.30%, O 14.45%
Line Formula: Hg(C7H5O2)2
Derivative Type: Monohydrate
Properties: Odorless, cryst powder; sensitive to light. Poisonous! Sol in 90 parts cold, 40 parts boiling water; freely sol in NaCl soln; slightly sol in alcohol. When boiled with water or alc it hydrolyzes to a basic salt and free benzoic acid. Protect from light.
Therap-Cat: Formerly as antisyphilitic.