Mercury oleate

  • 9-Octadecenoic acid, mercury salt
  • Mercury dioleate
Formula
Hg(C17H33COO)2
Structure
Description
A yellowish to red liquid/semi-solid or solid mass. Prepared by dissolving yellow mercuric oxide in oleic acid. Contains 24-26% HgO by mass.
Uses
Used in medicine, antiseptic and antifouling paint.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
1191-80-6
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
214-741-4
RTECS
OW8600000
RTECS class
Organometallic
UN (DOT)
1640
Merck
12,5934
Beilstein/Gmelin
6120609
Beilstein Reference
3-02-00-01387
RCRA
D009
EPA OPP
600028
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-9417
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed

Properties.
Formula
2C18H33O2*Hg
Formula mass
763.51
Melting point, °C
-38.9
Boiling point, °C
356.6
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.0012
Density
13.6 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Respirators
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Small spills/leaks
Keep material out of water sources and sewers.
Stability
No data.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish fire using agent suitable for type of surrounding fire. (Material itself does not burn or burns with difficulty.) Use water in flooding quantities as fog. Use foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide.
Fire potential
Non-Combustible
Hazards
Containers may explode when heated. Runoff may pollute waterways.
Combustion products
Non-combustible, substance itself does not burn but may decompose upon heating to produce corrosive and/or toxic fumes.

Health.
Exposure limit(s)
NIOSH REL: TWA 0.01 mg/m3 ST 0.03 mg/m3 [skin] OSHA PEL: TWA 0.01 mg/m3 C 0.04 mg/m3 IDLH 2 mg/m3 (as Hg)
Poison_Class
2
Exposure effects
The toxological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Inhalation
Highly toxic, may be fatal if inhaled, swallowed or absorbed through skin. Effects of contact or inhalation may be delayed.
   Skin
Avoid any skin contact. See Inhalation.
   Eyes
See Inhalation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical assistance.
   Inhalation
Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Do not use mouth-to-mouth method if victim ingested or inhaled the substance; induce artificial respiration with the aid of a pocket mask equipped with a one-way valve or other proper respiratory medical device. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
   Skin
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.

Transport.
UN number
1640
Response guide
Hazard class
6.1
Packing Group
II
 
Std. Transport #
4923250