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Substance Name: Mercury cyanomethyl-
RN: 2597-97-9

Classification Codes

  • Agricultural Chemical
  • Fungicide, Bactericide, Wood Preservative
  • Organometallic

Molecular Formula

  • C2-H3-Hg-N

Molecular Weight

  • 241.643
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Names and Synonyms


  • 2-04-00-01050 (Beilstein Handbook Reference)
  • BRN 4123949
  • Caswell No. 573E
  • Chipcote
  • Chipcote 75
  • EPA Pesticide Chemical Code 051907
  • Methylmercuric cyanide
  • Methylmercury cyanide
  • Methylmercury nitrile

Systematic Names

  • Mercury cyanomethyl-
  • Mercury, (cyano-kappaC)methyl-

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 2597-97-9

System Generated Number

  • 0002597979

Structure Descriptors








Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
mammal (species unspecified) LD50 unreported 15mg/kg (15mg/kg)   "Chemistry of Pesticides," Melnikov, N.N., New York, Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., 1971Vol. -, Pg. 291, 1971.

Physical Properties

Physical Property Value Units Temp (deg C) Source
log P (octanol-water) -0.850 (none)   EST
Water Solubility 2.00E+05 mg/L   EXP
Vapor Pressure 0.502 mm Hg 25 EST
Atmospheric OH Rate Constant 8.16E-12 cm3/molecule-sec 25 EST

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