Nitromersol
Title: Nitromersol
CAS Registry Number: 133-58-4
CAS Name: [2-Methyl-5-nitrophenolato(2-)-C6,O1]mercury
Additional Names: 5-methyl-2-nitro-7-oxa-8-mercurabicyclo[4.2.0]octa-1,3,5-triene; 3-(hydroxymercuri)-4-nitro-o-cresol inner salt
Trademarks: Metaphen (Abbott)
Molecular Formula: C7H5HgNO3
Molecular Weight: 351.71
Percent Composition: C 23.90%, H 1.43%, Hg 57.03%, N 3.98%, O 13.65%
Literature References: According to the National Formulary this compd is the anhydride of 4-nitro-3-hydroxymercuri-o-cresol. Prepd by treating 4-nitro-o-cresol with mercuric acetate: US 1544293; US RE 17563 (1925).
Properties: Yellow, odorless, tasteless powder or granules. Insol in water; almost insol in acetone, alcohol, ether, aq soln of sodium carbonate. Sol in solns of alkalies and of ammonia by opening the anhydride ring and the formation of a salt. Also sol in boiling glacial acetic acid.
Therap-Cat: Antiseptic.
Therap-Cat-Vet: Disinfectant (topical).
Keywords: Antiseptic/Disinfectant; Mercurial compounds.

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