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71230 Sigma-Aldrich

Thimerosal

≥95.0% (Hg)

Synonym: 2-(Ethylmercuriomercapto)benzoic acid sodium salt, Ethylmercurithiosalicylic acid sodium salt, Mercury-([o-carboxyphenyl]thio)ethyl sodium salt, Sodium ethylmercurithiosalicylate

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InChI Key   RTKIYNMVFMVABJ-UHFFFAOYSA-L
assay   ≥95.0% (Hg)
mp   234-237 °C (dec.)(lit.)
  234-237 °C (dec.)
solubility   methanol: ≤ 10 TE CF0.1 g/mL

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Application

Thiomersal is an organomercury compound that is used as an antiseptic and antifungal agent It is used as a vaccine preservative. During cell culture, thiomersal is used to prevent overgrowth in fibroblast cells . It has been used to preserve Atovaquone .

Biochem/physiol Actions

Thimerosal is a sulfhydryl (thiol) oxidizing reagent capable of inhibiting a wide range of sulfhydryl-dependent enzymes and proteins such as PI3-kinase-dependent methionine synthase, glutamate transport receptors, and Na++K+ dependent ATPases.

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Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
RIDADR 
UN 2025 6.1 / PGIII
WGK Germany 
3
Flash Point(F) 
482 °F
Flash Point(C) 
250 °C
Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

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