Compound name: Thimerosal
Description: An alkylmercury compound (approximately 49% mercury by weight). This compound is a well established antiseptic and antifungal agent. It is also used as disinfectant. 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:9546