Mercufenol Chloride
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Title: Mercufenol Chloride
CAS Registry Number: 90-03-9
CAS Name: o-(Chloromercuri)phenol
Additional Names: o-hydroxyphenylmercuric chloride
Molecular Formula: C6H5ClHgO
Molecular Weight: 329.15
Percent Composition: C 21.89%, H 1.53%, Cl 10.77%, Hg 60.94%, O 4.86%
Literature References: Prepd from phenol and mercuric acetate: Whitmore, Hansen, Org. Synth. coll. vol. I, 161 (1941); Kaplan, Mellick, US 2502382 (1950 to Edwal Labs.).
Properties: Feathery crystals, mp 150-152°. Slightly sol in cold water, moderately sol in boiling water; freely sol in alcohol and hot benzene, sparingly sol in chloroform. Poisonous!
Melting point: mp 150-152°
Use: Disinfectant.
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