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Information of Methylmercury chloride from BacMet

Compound Information

  • Compound name: Methylmercury chloride

  • Chemical Class: Organo-mercury

  • Description: It is a bioaccumulative environmental toxicant. It can be used as pesticide. Mercuric chloride is still used as a disinfectant and pesticide. Inorganic mercury was used in the past in laxatives, skin-lightening creams and soaps, and in latex paint. In 1990, EPA canceled registration for all interior paints that contained mercury. Mercury use in exterior paint was discontinued after 1991.

  • Database Links: CHEBI:28216

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