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T4687 Sigma-Aldrich

Thimerosal

meets USP testing specifications

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

  • CAS Number 54-64-8

  • Linear Formula 2-(C2H5HgS)C6H4CO2Na

  • Molecular Weight 404.81

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 8169555

  •  EC Number 200-210-4

  •  MDL number MFCD00013062

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24900219

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Properties

Related Categories Antibiotics, Antibiotics A to Z, Antibiotics T-Z, Biochemicals and Reagents, Cell Culture,
Quality Level   200
biological source   synthetic (Organic)
form   powder
mp   234-237 °C (dec.) (lit.)
cation traces   Hg: ≤0.70% (ions)
suitability   meets USP testing specifications
Mode of action   enzyme | inhibits
antibiotic activity spectrum   Gram-negative bacteria
  Gram-positive bacteria
  fungi
  yeast
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

Description

Packaging

10, 25 g in glass bottle

Application

Use as an antibiotic and antifungal agent.

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

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
RIDADR 
UN 2025 6.1 / PGIII
WGK Germany 
WGK 3
RTECS 
OV8400000

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