CHEBI:31823 - mercury dichloride

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ChEBI Name mercury dichloride
ChEBI ID CHEBI:31823
Definition A mercury coordination entity made up of linear triatomic molecules in which a mercury atom is bonded to two chlorines. Water-soluble, it is highly toxic. Once used in a wide variety of applications, including preserving wood and anatomical specimens, embalming and disinfecting, as an intensifier in photography, as a mordant for rabbit and beaver furs, and freeing gold from lead, its use has markedly declined as less toxic alternatives have been developed.
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Formula Cl2Hg
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 271.49540
Monoisotopic Mass 271.908
InChI InChI=1S/2ClH.Hg/h2*1H;/q;;+2/p-2
InChIKey LWJROJCJINYWOX-UHFFFAOYSA-L
SMILES Cl[Hg]Cl
Roles Classification
Biological Role(s): sensitiser
A chemical compound that causes a substantial proportion of exposed people or animals to develop an allergic reaction in normal tissue after repeated exposure to the compound.
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Outgoing mercury dichloride (CHEBI:31823) has role sensitiser (CHEBI:139492)
mercury dichloride (CHEBI:31823) is a mercury coordination entity (CHEBI:36561)
IUPAC Names
mercury dichloride
mercury(II) chloride
mercury(2+) chloride
Synonyms Sources
bichlorure de mercure ChemIDplus
chlorure mercurique ChemIDplus
ClHgCl ChEBI
corrosive mercury chloride ChemIDplus
corrosive sublimate ChemIDplus
dichloromercury ChemIDplus
dichlorure de mercure ChEBI
HgCl2 IUPAC
hydrargyrum bichloratum ChEBI
mercuric bichloride ChemIDplus
Mercuric chloride KEGG COMPOUND
mercuric chloride ChemIDplus
mercury bichloride NIST Chemistry WebBook
mercury perchloride NIST Chemistry WebBook
Mercury(II) chloride KEGG COMPOUND
perchloride of mercury ChemIDplus
Quecksilber(II)-chlorid ChEBI
Sublimat NIST Chemistry WebBook
sublimate ChemIDplus
Sulema NIST Chemistry WebBook
Manual Xrefs Databases
4787 DrugCentral
C13377 KEGG COMPOUND
D01905 KEGG DRUG
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
100830 Gmelin Registry Number Gmelin
4937255 Reaxys Registry Number Reaxys
7487-94-7 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
7487-94-7 CAS Registry Number NIST Chemistry WebBook
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Last Modified
19 January 2018