Phenylmercuric Nitrate
Title: Phenylmercuric Nitrate
CAS Registry Number: 55-68-5
CAS Name: (Nitrato-O)phenylmercury
Additional Names: merphenyl nitrate
Trademarks: Phe-Mer-Nite; Phenmerzyl nitrate
Molecular Formula: C6H5HgNO3
Molecular Weight: 339.70
Percent Composition: C 21.21%, H 1.48%, Hg 59.05%, N 4.12%, O 14.13%
Literature References: Prepn: R. Otto J. Prakt. Chem. 1, 179 (1870); F. L. Pyman, H. A. Stevenson, Pharm. J. 133, 269 (1934); T. B. Grave et al., J. Am. Pharm. Assoc. 25, 752 (1936). Toxicity of basic salt: R. Wien, Q. J. Pharm. Pharmacol. 12, 212 (1939). HPLC determn in pharmaceuticals: M. Larroque, L. Vian, J. Pharm. Biomed. Anal. 11, 173 (1993).
Properties: Needles or plates from dry chloroform, mp 130-132°.
Melting point: mp 130-132°
 
Derivative Type: Basic salt
CAS Registry Number: 8003-05-2
CAS Name: Hydroxyphenylmercury mixt with (nitrato-O)phenylmercury
Additional Names: basic phenylmercuric nitrate
Molecular Formula: C6H5HgOH.C6H5HgNO3
Molecular Weight: 634.40
Percent Composition: C 22.72%, H 1.75%, Hg 63.24%, O 10.09%, N 2.21%
Properties: Pearly lustrous scales, mp 187-190° (dec). Soluble in ~1250 parts water; slightly sol in alcohol, moderately in glycerol. Practically insol in other usual organic solvents. LD50 in mice (mg/g): 0.045 s.c.; 0.027 i.v. (Wien).
Melting point: mp 187-190° (dec)
Toxicity data: LD50 in mice (mg/g): 0.045 s.c.; 0.027 i.v. (Wien)
 
Use: Pharmaceutic aid (antimicrobial). Tree wound dressing.
Therap-Cat-Vet: Antiseptic.

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