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T5125 Sigma

Thimerosal

≥97% (HPLC)

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

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Properties

Related Categories Antibiotics, Antibiotics A to Z, Antibiotics T-Z, Biochemicals and Reagents
InChI Key   RTKIYNMVFMVABJ-UHFFFAOYSA-L
assay   ≥97% (HPLC)
form   powder
color   white
mp   234-237 °C (dec.)(lit.)
Mode of action   enzyme | inhibits
antibiotic activity spectrum   Gram-negative bacteria
  Gram-positive bacteria
  fungi
  yeast
storage temp.   room temp

Description

Packaging

10, 25, 100, 500 g in poly bottle

Application

Thimerosal is used as an antibacterial and antifungal. It is used as a topical antiseptic on skin and mucous membranes. It is also used as a preservative in pharmaceuticals as well as research.

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.

Other Notes

Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.Keep in a dry place.

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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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