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Alfa Aesar™ Mercury(II) chloride, 98+%

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7487-94-7
Cl2Hg
271.492
MFCD00011041
LWJROJCJINYWOX-UHFFFAOYSA-L
mercuric chloride,mercury ii chloride,sublimate,mercury bichloride,mercury dichloride,corrosive sublimate,mercuric bichloride,mercury perchloride,sublimat,hgcl2
24085
CHEBI:31823
dichloromercury
Cl[Hg]Cl
7487-94-7
Cl2Hg
271.492
MFCD00011041
LWJROJCJINYWOX-UHFFFAOYSA-L
mercuric chloride,mercury ii chloride,sublimate,mercury bichloride,mercury dichloride,corrosive sublimate,mercuric bichloride,mercury perchloride,sublimat,hgcl2
24085
CHEBI:31823
dichloromercury
Cl[Hg]Cl
Applications
The main application of mercuric chloride is as a catalyst for the conversion of acetylene to vinyl chloride, the precursor to polyvinylchloride. It is also employed in photography, disinfectants, wood preservatives

Solubility
Soluble in diethyl ether. Insoluble in water.

Notes
Store at room temperature. Reactive with oxidizing agents and strong bases.
UN Number UN1624
Merck Index 14,5876
Solubility Information Soluble in diethyl ether. Insoluble in water.
Formula Weight 271.5
Percent Purity ≥98%
Density 5.4
Odor Odorless
Refractive Index 1.859
Boiling Point 302°C
Melting Point 280°C to 282°C
Quantity 50g
Chemical Name or Material Mercury(II) chloride
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GHS H Statement
H300-H372-H341-H361-H314
Fatal if swallowed.
Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
Suspected of causing genetic defects.
Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child.
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.

P201-P202-P260-P262-P264b-P270-P281-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P330-P331-P363-P501c

H300-H310-H314-H335-H341-H361f-H372

DOTInformation : Transport Hazard Class: 6.1; Packing Group: II; Proper Shipping Name: MERCURIC CHLORIDE

EINECSNumber : 231-299-8

RTECSNumber : OV9100000

TSCA : Yes

Recommended Storage : Ambient temperatures