Phenylmercuric Acetate
Title: Phenylmercuric Acetate
CAS Registry Number: 62-38-4
CAS Name: (Acetato)phenylmercury
Additional Names: acetoxyphenylmercury; phenylmercury acetate; PMA; PMAC; PMAS
Trademarks: Agrosan (Zeneca); Ceresan (Bayer AG); Mergamma (Zeneca); Unisan (United Phosphorus)
Molecular Formula: C8H8HgO2
Molecular Weight: 336.74
Percent Composition: C 28.53%, H 2.39%, Hg 59.57%, O 9.50%
Line Formula: C6H5HgOOCCH3
Literature References: Prepn: E. Dreher, R. Otto, Ann. 154, 93 (1870); F. C. Whitmore, Organic Compounds of Mercury (Chemical Catalog Co., New York, 1921) pp 175; Grave et al., J. Am. Pharm. Assoc. 25, 752 (1936). Control of crabgrass: J. A. DeFrance, Greenkeepers Rep. 15, 30 (1947). Metabolism in animals: V. L. Miller et al., Toxicol. Appl. Pharmacol. 2, 344 (1960). GC determn in air: M. G. Rosell et al., Pergamon Ser. Environ. Sci. 7, 299 (1982).
Properties: Small, lustrous prisms from ethanol, mp 149°. Sol in ~600 parts water; sol in alcohol, benzene, acetone.
Melting point: mp 149°
Use: Herbicide; fungicide.

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