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Information of Thimerosal from BacMet

Compound Information

  • Compound name: Thimerosal

  • Chemical Class: Organo-mercury

  • 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

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