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T5125 Sigma-Aldrich

Thimerosal

97.0-101.0% (on dried substance, titration)

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 24900257

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Properties

Related Categories Antibiotics, Antibiotics A to Z, Antibiotics T-Z, Biochemicals and Reagents
InChI Key   RTKIYNMVFMVABJ-UHFFFAOYSA-L
assay   97.0-101.0% (on dried substance, titration)
form   powder or crystals
color   white to faint beige
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

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.

Packaging

10, 25, 100, 500 g in poly bottle

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 
3
Flash Point(F) 
482 °F
Flash Point(C) 
250 °C

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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Protocols & Articles

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