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Ethylmercury

Similar term(s): EtHg.

Definition:

C2H5Hg+. Ethylmercury is a cation that forms organic mercury compounds such as ethylmercury chloride and ethylmercury urea. Thimerosal is also an ethylmercury salt: sodium ethylmercuric thiosalicylate. The term 'ethylmercury' is sometimes used as a generic term to describe ethylmercury compounds.

Source: GreenFacts

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Ethylmercury compounds are often used as fungicides. Thimerosal is a preservative in some vaccines and other products.

Related words:

Biocide(s) - Methylmercury - Organic mercury compounds - Phenylalanine

Translation(s):

Español: Etilmercurio

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