Title: Mercuric Stearate
CAS Registry Number: 645-99-8
CAS Name: Octadecanoic acid mercury salt
Molecular Formula: C36H70HgO4
Molecular Weight: 767.53
Percent Composition: C 56.33%, H 9.19%, Hg 26.13%, O 8.34%
Line Formula: Hg(C17H35COO)2
Properties: Yellowish, granular powder. Toxic because of its solubility in lipids. Practically insol in water or alcohol. Sparingly sol in fatty oils.
Status: This monograph has been retired and is no longer subject to revision or update.