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Thimerosal

United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Reference Standard

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Synonym(s):
2-(Ethylmercuriomercapto)benzoic acid sodium salt, Ethylmercurithiosalicylic acid sodium salt, Mercury-([o-carboxyphenyl]thio)ethyl sodium salt, Sodium ethylmercurithiosalicylate
Linear Formula:
2-(C2H5HgS)C6H4CO2Na
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
404.81
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
8169555
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.24

grade

pharmaceutical primary standard

API family

thimerosal

manufacturer/tradename

USP

mp

234-237 °C (dec.) (lit.)

application(s)

pharmaceutical (small molecule)

format

neat

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

[Na+].CC[Hg]Sc1ccccc1C([O-])=O

InChI

1S/C7H6O2S.C2H5.Hg.Na/c8-7(9)5-3-1-2-4-6(5)10;1-2;;/h1-4,10H,(H,8,9);1H2,2H3;;/q;;2*+1/p-2

InChI key

RTKIYNMVFMVABJ-UHFFFAOYSA-L

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General description

This product is provided as delivered and specified by the issuing Pharmacopoeia. All information provided in support of this product, including SDS and any product information leaflets have been developed and issued under the Authority of the issuing Pharmacopoeia.For further information and support please go to the website of the issuing Pharmacopoeia.

Application

Thimerosal USP reference standard suitable for use in specified USP compendial quality tests and assays.

Also used to prepare standard, standard stock, stock, and system suitability solution during the assay and impurity analysis according to the given below monographs of United States Pharmacopeia (USP): 
  • Thimerosal
  • Thimerosal Topical Aerosol
  • Thimerosal Tincture
  • Thimerosal Topical Solution

Biochem/physiol Actions

Thimerosal is a sulfhydryl (thiol) oxidizing reagent capable of inhibiting a wide range of sulfhydryl-dependent enzymes and proteins such as PI3-kinase-dependent methionine synthase, glutamate transport receptors, and Na++K+ dependent ATPases.

Analysis Note

These products are for test and assay use only. They are not meant for administration to humans or animals and cannot be used to diagnose, treat, or cure diseases of any kind.  ​

Other Notes

Sales restrictions may apply.

Disclaimer

As part of the corporationglobal plan to support the Minamata Convention in eliminatingmercury-containing compounds, as of January 2021 customers will be required toprovide an End-Use Declaration. The sales of thimerosal will be restricted forapproved applications only, such as preservative in vaccine manufacturing,preservative in eye cosmetics, research use within academia (excludingpreservation intent) and as reference material only. The product is notintended for use as a biocide under global biocide regulations, including butnot limited to US EPA′s Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act ,European Biocidal Products Regulation, Canada’s Pest Management RegulatoryAgency, Turkey’s Biocidal Products Regulation,Korea’s Consumer Chemical Products and Biocide Safety Management Act (K-BPR)and others.

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Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 1 Dermal - Acute Tox. 2 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 2 Oral - Aquatic Acute 1 - Aquatic Chronic 1 - STOT RE 2 Oral

target_organs

Kidney

Storage Class

6.1A - Combustible, acute toxic Cat. 1 and 2 / very toxic hazardous materials

wgk_germany

WGK 3

flash_point_f

Not applicable

flash_point_c

Not applicable


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