Yellow crystals or powder with a strong odor that has historically been used as a disinfectant.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Soluble in benzene, acetone. Slightly soluble in alcohol, glycerol, chloroform, carbon disulfide and ether. Insoluble in water.
Hazards and Safety
Decomposes when mixed with mercuric oxide, calomel, silver nitrate, and tannins.