Mercury bis(trifluoroacetate)

  • Acetic acid, trifluoro-, mercury(2+) salt
Formula
(CF3COO)2Hg
Structure
Description
Slightly yellow solid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
13257-51-7
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
236-250-4
EC Index Number
080-004-00-7
EC Class
very toxic, dangerous for the environment
R 26/27/28 33 50/53
S 13 28 36 45 60 61
UN (DOT)
2025
Beilstein/Gmelin
3633860
Beilstein Reference
4-02-00-00458
New Zealand
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C4F6HgO4
Formula mass
426.62
Melting point, °C
171 - 173
Solubility in water
Decomposition

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container. Poison room locked.
Handling
Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Do not ingest or inhale. Do not allow contact with water. Use only in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Small spills/leaks
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container.
Disposal code
20
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen fluoride, mercury/mercury oxides.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Extinguishing media: Use water spray, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide.
Fire potential
Non-Combustible
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.

Health.
Exposure effects
Prolonged or repeated inhalation of dusts may cause neurological damage. May cause liver and kidney damage. May cause reproductive and fetal effects. May cause tremors, irritability, loss of memory and intellect. May also cause Pink disease characterized by skin, cardiovascular, and neurobehavioral abnormalities.
   Ingestion
May cause liver and kidney damage. May cause perforation of the digestive tract. May cause vascular collapse and damage. Causes severe pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and shock. May cause central nervous system effects.
   Inhalation
Causes respiratory tract irritation. May cause effects similar to those described for ingestion.
   Skin
Causes skin irritation.
   Eyes
Causes eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
SPEED IS ESSENTIAL. A DOCTOR MUST BE NOTIFIED AT ONCE. Wash mouth out with water.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
Get medical aid immediately. Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.
UN number
2025
Response guide
Hazard class
6.1
Packing Group
I; II; III
 
HS Code
2915 90 80