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Mercury ICP standard

traceable to SRM from NIST Hg(NO₃)₂ in HNO₃ 10% 1000 mg/l Hg Certipur®

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suitable for EPA 200.7
suitable for EPA 200.8

Quality Level

product line



ICP: suitable


1.054 g/cm3 at 20 °C


single component solution

storage temp.


General description

This certified reference material (CRM) is produced in accordance with ISO 17034 and characterized in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025. This CRM is traceable to SI unit kg and measured against primary material from a National Metrology Institute (NMI), e.g. NIST.
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  • Mercury ICP standard for trace metal analysis: A study utilizes ICP-MS to assess comparability and uncertainty in analytical methods for methylated mercury species in seawater, demonstrating the critical role of mercury ICP standards in environmental monitoring and trace metal analysis (Anal Chim Acta, 2023; doi: 10.1016/j.aca.2023.341735).

  • High-purity mercury calibration standard for ICP-MS: Research highlights a broad-applicability method for mercury speciation in various seafoods using ICP-MS, emphasizing the necessity of high-purity mercury standards for accurate and reliable trace metal quantification (Anal Methods, 2023; doi: 10.1039/d3ay00289f).

  • Mercury standard for pharmaceutical impurity testing: An innovative application discussed involves the comparative toxicity of interferon beta-1a impurities, including heavy metal ions, underscoring the importance of mercury ICP standards in pharmaceutical quality control to ensure safety and compliance (Medicina, 2022; doi: 10.3390/medicina58040463).

  • Traceable mercury ICP standard for biochemistry research: A study on the quantitative mapping of mercury in mushroom fruit bodies using ICP-MS validates the need for traceable mercury standards in biochemistry research, facilitating detailed elemental distribution analyses (Anal Bioanal Chem, 2022; doi: 10.1007/s00216-022-04240-y).

  • Mercury reference material for biotech quality control: Research integrating smartphone-based electrochemical analysis with NFC systems for the detection of heavy metals showcases the utility of mercury ICP standards as reference materials in developing portable, high-tech solutions for biotech applications (Mikrochim Acta, 2022; doi: 10.1007/s00604-022-05281-x).

Other Notes

Blocked in the US and Canada due to regulatory reasons
For a complete product listing of our Certipur® range of CRMs for ICP and AAS, technical information, and example certificates please visit our ICP & AAS standards website

Legal Information

CERTIPUR is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany


CorrosionHealth hazard



Hazard Classifications

Aquatic Chronic 3 - Eye Dam. 1 - Met. Corr. 1 - Skin Corr. 1B - STOT RE 2




Storage Class

6.1B - Non-combustible, acute toxic Cat. 1 and 2 / very toxic hazardous materials




Not applicable


Not applicable

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