Mercuric Chloride Lab Grade, 50 Grams *

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Mercuric Chloride, also known as Mercury(II) Chloride, Dichloromercury, Sublimate, and Mercury Bichloride, appears as white, odorless hygroscopic crystals or powder having the chemical formula HgCl2 or Cl2Hg. It is insoluble in water and highly toxic that is able to volatize slightly at ambient conditions and appreciably at 100 o C. Chemically pure or Laboratory reagents are the two terms often used to describe Lab Grade chemicals. Lab Grade chemicals do not meet any accepted quality or purity requirements such as the ACS Grade, the USP Grade, and the FCC Grade, despite their acceptable purity. In the United States of America (USA), Lab Alley is selling its high-quality Mercuric Chloride, Lab Grade online at Due to its high purity, this Lab Alley product is highly recommended for labs and commercial applications.

Mercury(II) chloride or mercuric chloride is the chemical compound of mercury and chlorine with the formula HgCl₂. It is white crystalline solid and is a laboratory reagent and a molecular compound that is very toxic to humans.

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  • Mercury(II) Chloride Is A White Crystalline Solid
  • Mercury(II) Chloride Uses: Laboratory Reagent, Disinfectant, Removes Gold From Lead, Fungicide, Wood Preservative
  • Mercury(II) Chloride Is The Chemical Compound Of Mercury & Chlorine
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Information On Mercuric Chloride From PubChem

Mercuric chloride appears as an odorless white crystalline solid. Density 5.4 g / cm3. Melting point 277°C. Slightly volatile at ordinary temperatures. Can be sublimed unchanged. Corrosive to the mucous membranes. Toxic by inhalation (dusts, etc.), ingestion, and skin absorption. Used in photography, disinfectants, wood preservatives, fungicides.  Mercury dichloride is 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. It has a role as a sensitizer. Read more here.

Historic Use Of Mercuric Chloride In Medicine

Mercuric chloride was used to disinfect wounds by Arab physicians in the Middle Ages. It continued to be used by Arab doctors into the twentieth century, until modern medicine deemed it unsafe for use. Syphilis was frequently treated with mercuric chloride before the advent of antibiotics. Read more here.

Mode Of Action Of Mercuric Chloride As Sterilant

Mercuric chloride is used as disinfectant to remove the surface microorganisms. The result showed that the increasing concentration of mercuric chloride inhibit the growth of bacteria efficiently with increasing contact time. Read more here.

Inactivation Of Influenza Virus By Mild Antiseptics 

A number of antiseptics were tested for their inactivating effect upon the virus of influenza during a brief period of exposure. This was accomplished by preparing mixtures of the antiseptics and virus, allowing them to remain in contact for 3 minutes, diluting the mixtures to the point where they would not be toxic for chick embryos and then injecting the material into embryonated eggs. Survival of the embryos indicated inactivation of the virus. The following preparations were found to inactivate the virus in 3 minutes or less: phenol, 3 per cent; tincture of iodine, U.S.P. XII, 0.1 per cent; Lugol's solution, U.S.P. XII, 1 per cent; mercuric chloride, 1:1000; potassium permanganate, 1:1000; copper sulfate, 1 per cent; propylene glycol, 90 per cent; liquor antisepticus, N.F. VII, 80 per cent. Read more here.

Common Uses
  • Reagent
  • Disinfectant
  • Fungicide
Commercial/Industrial Application
  • Photography
  • Disinfectants
  • Wood preservatives
  • Catalyst
  • Dry battery cases
Safety and Handling

Mercuric Chloride Lab Shipping Information:
DOT: mercuric chloride, 6.1, UN1624, PG II, marine pollutant

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