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LC3639 Mercury(II) chloride

extra pure fine cryst.


Order number Packaging Quantity Price €
AC30639 Plastic bottle 50 g 25.03
AC30639 Plastic bottle 100 g 34.20
AC30639 Plastic bottle 1 kg 241.20


Product information
Synonyms Mercury(II) chloride
Hill Formula Cl2Hg
Chemical formula HgCl2
HS Code 2852 00 00
EC number 231-299-8
Molar mass 271.5 g/mol
EC index number 080-010-00-X
CAS number 7487-94-7


Chemical and physical data
Solubility 74 g/l (20 °C)
Melting point 280.7 °C
Molar mass 271.5 g/mol
Density 5.44 g/cm3 (20 °C)
Bulk density 2000 kg/m3
pH value 3.2 (15 g/l, H2O)
Boiling point 302 °C (1013 hPa) (sublimed)
Vapor pressure 0.0001 hPa (20 °C)


Safety information according to GHS
Hazard Statement(s) H341: Suspected of causing genetic defects.
H361f: Suspected of damaging fertility.
H300: Fatal if swallowed.
H372: Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
H314: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
H410: Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.
Precautionary Statement(s) P281: Use personal protective equipment as required.
P280: Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
P273: Avoid release to the environment.
P301 + P330 + P331: IF SWALLOWED: rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.
P305 + P351 + P338: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Signal Word Danger
Hazard Pictogram(s)

RTECS OV9100000
Storage class 6.1B Non combustible substances, toxic
WGK WGK 3 highly water endangering
Disposal 20
Mercury residues and salts. Elemental mercury must be taken up with Chemizorb® Hg (Cat. No 112576): container G.


Safety information
R Phrase R 28-34-48/24/25-62-68-50/53
Very toxic if swallowed.Causes burns.Toxic: danger of serious damage to health by prolonged exposure in contact with skin and if swallowed.Possible risk of impaired fertility.Possible risk of irreversible effects.Very toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.
S Phrase S 26-36/37/39-45-60-61
In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection.In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible).This material and its container must be disposed of as hazardous waste.Avoid release to the environment. Refer to special instructions/ Safety data sheets.
Categories of danger very toxic, corrosive, toxic for reproduction, mutagenic, dangerous for the environment
Hazard Symbol Very toxic
Dangerous for the environment


Transport information
Declaration (transport by sea) IMDG-Code UN 1624 MERCURIC CHLORIDE, 6.1, II, Marine Pollutant: P, Segregation Group: 7 (Heavy metals and their salts (including their organometallic compounds)), 11 (Mercury and mercury compounds)
Declaration (transport by air) IATA-DGR UN 1624 MERCURIC CHLORIDE, 6.1, II


Toxicological data
LD 50 oral LD50 rat 1 mg/kg
LD 50 dermal LD50 rabbit 41 mg/kg


Assay (complexometric; calculated on dried substance) 99.5 – 100.5 %
Identity passes test
Appearance of solution passes test
Acidity or alkalinity passes test
Mercury(I)-chloride passes test
Loss on drying ≤ 1.0 %