White satiny crystals that have been used as a Disinfectant, and Fungicide. Phenylmercuric chloride is no longer recommended for use due to the hazards of Mercury compounds to humans and the environment.
Synonyms and Related Terms
chlorophenylmercury; phenyl mercuric chloride; Stopspot; (chloromercuri)benzene; mercuriphenyl chloride; phenyl chloromercury
- Highly toxic by ingestion, inhalation and skin absorption.
- Causes burns and nerve disorders.
- Fisher Scientific: MSDS
Physical and Chemical Properties
Soluble in benzene, ether, pyridine. Slightly soluble in hot ethanol. Insoluble in water.
|Melting Point||250-252 C|
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 313.14|
Resources and Citations
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979
- The Merck Index, Susan Budavari (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Whitehouse Station, NJ, 12th Edition, 1996 Comment: entry 7182