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Substance Name: Mercuric cyanide
RN: 592-04-1
UNII: RWG7BD1032
InChIKey: FQGYCXFLEQVDJQ-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Molecular Formula

  • C2-Hg-N2

Molecular Weight

  • 252.626
 

Classification Codes

Classification Codes

  • Agricultural Chemical
  • Germicide, Bactericide, Disinfectant
  • Human Data

Superlist Classification Code

  • Reportable Quantity (RQ) = 1 lb
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Mercuric cyanide

Synonyms

  • 4-02-00-00050 (Beilstein Handbook Reference)
  • BRN 4652800
  • Cianurina
  • Cyanure de mercure
  • Cyanure de mercure [French]
  • Dicyanomercury
  • EINECS 209-741-6
  • HSDB 1209
  • Hydrargyrum cyanatum
  • Mercuric cyanide
  • Mercurius cyanatus
  • Mercury cyanide (Hg(CN)2)
  • Mercury dicyanide
  • Mercury(II) cyanide
  • UNII-RWG7BD1032

Systematic Names

  • Mercury cyanide (Hg(CN)2)
  • Mercury dicyanide
  • Mercury(II) cyanide

Superlist Names

  • Mercuric cyanide
  • Mercury cyanide
  • Mercury cyanide [UN1636] [Poison]
  • UN1636

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 592-04-1

FDA UNII

  • RWG7BD1032

Other Registry Numbers

  • 15313-18-5
  • 25587-94-4

System Generated Number

  • 0000592041

Structure Descriptors

InChI

1S/2CN.Hg/c2*1-2;

InChIKey

FQGYCXFLEQVDJQ-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Smiles

[Hg](C#N)C#N

Toxicity

Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
dog LD50 subcutaneous 2710ug/kg (2.71mg/kg) GASTROINTESTINAL: OTHER CHANGES Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine. Vol. 116, Pg. 371, 1964.
human LDLo oral 10mg/kg (10mg/kg)   Gekkan Yakuji. Pharmaceuticals Monthly. Vol. 22, Pg. 291, 1980.
human TDLo oral 27mg/kg (27mg/kg) KIDNEY, URETER, AND BLADDER: OTHER CHANGES

GASTROINTESTINAL: NAUSEA OR VOMITING

GASTROINTESTINAL: "HYPERMOTILITY, DIARRHEA"
Clinical Toxicology. Vol. 11, Pg. 301, 1977.
man TDLo oral 71400ug/kg (71.4mg/kg) KIDNEY, URETER, AND BLADDER: URINE VOLUME DECREASED

CARDIAC: PULSE RATE INCREASE WITHOUT FALL IN BP

VASCULAR: BP LOWERING NOT CHARACTERIZED IN AUTONOMIC SECTION
Intensive Care Medicine. Vol. 21, Pg. 1051, 1995.
mouse LD50 oral 33mg/kg (33mg/kg)   National Technical Information Service. Vol. PB214-270,
rabbit LDLo intravenous 2mg/kg (2mg/kg)   Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. Vol. 41, Pg. 21, 1931.
rat LD50 oral 26mg/kg (26mg/kg)   Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory Report. Vol. TR-72-62, Pg. 1972,
rat LDLo intraperitoneal 7500ug/kg (7.5mg/kg)   National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, Chemical-Biological Coordination Center, Review. Vol. 5, Pg. 28, 1953.
women TDLo oral 10mg/kg (10mg/kg) GASTROINTESTINAL: "HYPERMOTILITY, DIARRHEA"

GASTROINTESTINAL: NAUSEA OR VOMITING

BEHAVIORAL: SOMNOLENCE (GENERAL DEPRESSED ACTIVITY)
JAMA, Journal of the American Medical Association. Vol. 66, Pg. 1694, 1916.

Physical Properties

Physical Property Value Units Temp (deg C) Source
log P (octanol-water) -2.310 (none)   EST
Water Solubility 7.14E+04 mg/L   EXP
Atmospheric OH Rate Constant 0.0 cm3/molecule-sec 25 EST

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