Mercuric Chloride

(BANM, rINNM)

💊 Chemical information

Bicloruro de Mercurio; Chlorid rtut’natý; Cloreto Mercúrico; Corrosive Sublimate; Gyvsidabrio dichloridas; Higany(II)-klorid; Hydrarg. Perchlor.; Hydrargyri dichloridum; Hydrargyri Perchloridum; Hydrargyrum Bichloratum; Kvicksilverdiklorid; Mercuric Chlor.; Mercúrico, cloruro; Mercurique (Chlorure); Mercurique, chlorure; Mercury Bichloride; Mercury Perchloride; Merkuridikloridi; Quecksilberchlorid; Rtęci(II) chlorek.
Chemical formula: HgCl2 = 271.5.
CAS — 7487-94-7.
ATC — D08AK03.
ATC Vet — QD08AK03.

Pharmacopoeias.

In Eur..

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Mercuric Chloride). A white or almost white, crystalline powder, or colourless or white or almost white crystals or heavy crystalline masses. Soluble in water and in glycerol; freely soluble in alcohol. Protect from light.

💊 Profile

The use of mercuric chloride as an antibacterial substance is limited by its toxicity, its precipitating action on proteins, its irritant action on raw surfaces, its corrosive action on metals, and by the fact that its activity is greatly reduced in the presence of excreta or body fluids. Details of the adverse effects of inorganic mercury compounds are provided under Mercury, below.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Multi-ingredient: Spain: Pantenil.
Published May 08, 2019.