1659000

USP

Thimerosal

United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Reference Standard

Synonym(s):
2-(Ethylmercuriomercapto)benzoic acid sodium salt, Mercury-([o-carboxyphenyl]thio)ethyl sodium salt, Ethylmercurithiosalicylic acid sodium salt, Sodium ethylmercurithiosalicylate
Linear Formula:
2-(C2H5HgS)C6H4CO2Na
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
404.81
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
8169555
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.24

grade

pharmaceutical primary standard

manufacturer/tradename

USP

mp

234-237 °C (dec.) (lit.)

Featured Industry

Pharmaceutical (small molecule)

format

neat

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

[Na+].CC[Hg]Sc1ccccc1C([O-])=O

InChI

1S/C7H6O2S.C2H5.Hg.Na/c8-7(9)5-3-1-2-4-6(5)10;1-2;;/h1-4,10H,(H,8,9);1H2,2H3;;/q;;2*+1/p-2

InChI key

RTKIYNMVFMVABJ-UHFFFAOYSA-L

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General description

This product is provided as delivered and specified by the issuing Pharmacopoeia. All information provided in support of this product, including SDS and any product information leaflets have been developed and issued under the Authority of the issuing Pharmacopoeia.For further information and support please go to the website of the issuing Pharmacopoeia.

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.

Analysis Note

These products are for test and assay use only. They are not meant for administration to humans or animals and cannot be used to diagnose, treat, or cure diseases of any kind.  ​

Other Notes

USP issued SDS can be found here.
Sales restrictions may apply.

Signal Word

Danger

hazcat

Acute Tox. 1 Dermal - Acute Tox. 2 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 2 Oral - Aquatic Acute 1 - Aquatic Chronic 1 - STOT RE 2

storage_class_code

6.1B - Non-combustible, acute toxic Cat. 1 and 2 / very toxic hazardous materials

WGK Germany

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Xiaoling Li et al.
Toxicological sciences : an official journal of the Society of Toxicology, 139(2), 452-465 (2014-03-29)
Thimerosal is a vaccine antimicrobial preservative which has long been suspected an iatrogenic factor possibly contributing to neurodevelopmental disorders including autism. The association between infant vaccine thimerosal exposure and autism remains an open question. Although thimerosal has been removed from...
David A Geier et al.
Biological trace element research, 163(1-2), 28-38 (2014-11-11)
Thimerosal is an organic mercury (Hg)-containing compound (49.55 % Hg by weight) historically added to many multi-dose vials of vaccine as a preservative. A hypothesis testing case-control study evaluated automated medical records in the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) for organic Hg...

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