Title: Mercuric Succinimide
CAS Registry Number: 584-43-0
Additional Names: Mercuric imidosuccinate
Molecular Formula: C8H8HgN2O4
Molecular Weight: 396.75
Percent Composition: C 24.22%, H 2.03%, Hg 50.56%, N 7.06%, O 16.13%
Properties: White, small crystals or cryst powder; odorless and stable in air; affected by light. Poisonous! One gram dissolves in 20 ml water, 5 ml boiling water, 300 ml alcohol. Practically insol in ether. Protect from light. On adding NaOH to its aq soln a yellowish-white ppt forms which is reduced to metallic Hg by heat; heated with zinc dust, pyrrole evolves which colors a pine splinter moistened with HCl red. The aq soln is not pptd by albumin.
Keywords: Antiseptic/Disinfectant; Mercurial compounds.
Status: This monograph has been retired and is no longer subject to revision or update.