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phenyl mercuric acetate
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GENERAL INFORMATION Click here for an explantaion of the general chemical status information
for phenyl mercuric acetate

Description: A largely obsolete and highly toxic substance once used as a fungicide, herbicide and mildew inhibitor

Example pests controlled: Mildew; Broad spectrum of fungal pathogens

Example applications: Cereals; Beet crops; Fruit trees; Sugarcane; Peanuts; Sugarbeet

Efficacy & activity: -

Availability status: Obsolete

Introduction & key dates: -

EC Regulation 1107/2009 (repealing 91/414):
Status Not approved
Dossier rapporteur/co-rapporteur Not applicable
Date inclusion expires Not applicable
EU Candidate for substitution (CfS) Not applicable
Listed in EU database No

Approved for use () or known to be used () in the following European countries: Click to access a note on the approvals information on this site

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UK

Chemical structure: Click here for further information on the general chemical status information used on this site
Isomerism -
Chemical formula C8H8O2Hg
Canonical SMILES CC(=O)O[Hg]C1=CC=CC=C1
Isomeric SMILES No data
International Chemical Identifier key (InChIKey) XEBWQGVWTUSTLN-UHFFFAOYSA-M
International Chemical Identifier (InChI) InChI=1S/C6H5.C2H4O2.Hg/c1-2-4-6-5-3-1;1-2(3)4;/h1-5H;1H3,(H,3,4);/q;;+1/p-1/rC8H8HgO2/c1-7(10)11-9-8-5-3-2-4-6-8/h2-6H,1H3
2D structure diagram/image available? Yes

Click to access the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) website
Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre diagrams:
Common Name Relationship Link
Phenyl mercuric acetate - Click here for the CCDC structure diagram

General status: Click here for further information on the general chemical status information used on this site
Pesticide type Herbicide, Fungicide, Bacteriacide
Substance group Organometal
Minimum active substance purity -
Known relevant impurities -
Substance origin -
Mode of action An antitranspirant
CAS RN 62-38-4
EC number 200-532-5
CIPAC number -
US EPA chemical code 066003
PubChem CID 16682730
Molecular mass (g mol-1) 336.74
PIN (Preferred Identification Name) -
IUPAC name phenylmercury(II) acetate
CAS name (acetato-kO)phenylmercury
Other status information Banned in many countries; Chemical subject to PIC regulations; Accumulates in the aquatic environment
Relevant Environmental Water Quality Standards -
Herbicide Resistance Classification (HRAC) Not applicable
Herbicide Resistance Classification (WSSA) Not applicable
Insecticide Resistance Classification (IRAC) Not applicable
Fungicide Resistance Classification (FRAC) Not applicable
Examples of recorded resistance -
Physical state White to white-yellow crystalline powder
Related substances & organisms -

Formulations:
Property Click here for information on the general product and branding information used on this site Value
Example manufacturers & suppliers of products using this active now or historically
  • ICI Plant Protection
  • Murphy
  • May & Baker
  • Bayer
Example products using this active
  • Ceresol
  • Agrosan
  • Cekusil
UK LERAP status No UK approval for use as a pesticide under EC Regulation 1107/2009
Formulation and application details Was used mainly as a seed treatment.


ENVIRONMENTAL FATE

for phenyl mercuric acetate

Property Click here for information on the parameters used to describe environmental fate on this site Value Source/Quality Score/Other Information Click here for information on the primary data sources used to populate this database with fate data Interpretation Click here for information on the way in which we interpret environmental fate data
Solubility - In water at 20oC (mg l-1) 4370 Q3 High
Solubility - In organic solvents at 20oC (mg l-1) - - -
Melting point (oC) 150 Q3 -
Boiling point (oC) - - -
Degradation point (oC) - - -
Flashpoint (oC) 302 Q3 -
Octanol-water partition coefficient at pH 7, 20oC P 5.13 X 1000 Calculated -
Log P 0.71 V3 Low
Bulk density (g ml-1)/Specific gravity 2.4 Q3 -
Dissociation constant (pKa) at 25oC - - -
Note:
Vapour pressure at 20oC (mPa) - - -
Henry's law constant at 25oC (Pa m3 mol-1) - - -
GUS leaching potential index Click here for a note on the limitations of the GUS index - - -
SCI-GROW groundwater index (μg l-1) for a 1 kg ha-1 or 1 l ha-1 application rate Click here for a note on the limitations of the SCI-GROW index Value - - -
Note -
Potential for particle bound transport index Click here for a note on the limitations of the potential for particle bound transport index - - -
Maximum UV-vis absorption L mol-1 cm-1 - - -
Surface tension (mN m-1) - - -

Degradation:
Property Click here for information on the parameters used to describe substance degradation Value Source/Quality Score/Other Information Click here for information on the primary data sources used to populate this database with degradation data Interpretation Click here for information on the way in which we interpret substance degradation data
General biodegradability -
Soil degradation (days) (aerobic) DT50 (typical) - - -
DT50 (lab at 20oC) - - -
DT50 (field) - - -
DT90 (lab at 20oC) - - -
DT90 (field) - - -
DT50 modelling endpoint - - -
Note: -
Dissipation rate RL50 on plant matrix Value - - -
Note -
Dissipation rate RL50 on and in plant matrix Value - - -
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Aqueous photolysis DT50 (days) at pH 7 Value - - -
Note -
Aqueous hydrolysis DT50 (days) at 20oC and pH 7 Value - - -
Note -
Water-sediment DT50 (days) - - -
Water phase only DT50 (days) - - -

Soil adsorption and mobility:
Property Click here for information on the parameters used to describe substance adsorption and mobility Value Source/Quality Score/Other Information Click here for information on the primary data sources used to populate this database with adsorption and mobility data Interpretation Click here for information on the way in which we interpret substance adsorption and mobility
Linear Kd - CA3 Mobile
Koc 60
Notes and range Estimated data
Freundlich Kf - - -
Kfoc -
1/n -
Notes and range -
pH sensitivity -


ECOTOXICOLOGY

for phenyl mercuric acetate

Property Click here for information on the parameters used to describe substance ecotoxicology Value Source/Quality Score/Other Information Click here for information on the primary data sources used to populate this database with ecotoxicology data Interpretation Click here for information on the way in which we interpret substance ecotoxicology
Bio-concentration factor BCF (l kg-1) Low risk Q3 Based on LogP < 3 Low potential
CT50 (days) - -
Mammals - Acute oral LD50 (mg kg-1) 70 F3 Mouse High
Mammals - Short term dietary NOEL (mg kg-1) - - -
(ppm diet) - -
Birds - Acute LD50 (mg kg-1) > 496 F4 Coturnix japonica Moderate
Birds - Short term dietary (LC50/LD50) 1028 ppm diet CA3 Coturnix japonica -
Fish - Acute 96 hour LC50 (mg l-1) > 0.011 F4 Oncorhynchus mykiss High
Fish - Chronic 21 day NOEC (mg l-1) - - -
Aquatic invertebrates - Acute 48 hour EC50 (mg l-1) - - -
Aquatic invertebrates - Chronic 21 day NOEC (mg l-1) > 0.06 F4 Daphnia pulex Moderate
Aquatic crustaceans - Acute 96 hour LC50 (mg l-1) - - -
Sediment dwelling organisms - Acute 96 hour LC50 (mg l-1) - - -
Sediment dwelling organisms - Chronic 28 day NOEC, static, water (mg l-1) - - -
Sediment dwelling organisms - Chronic 28 day NOEC, sediment (mg kg-1) - - -
Aquatic plants - Acute 7 day EC50, biomass (mg l-1) - - -
Non-target plants - - -
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Algae - Acute 72 hour EC50, growth (mg l-1) 0.006 F4 Anabaena flos-aquae High
Algae - Chronic 96 hour NOEC, growth (mg l-1) - - -
Honeybees Contact acute 48 hour LD50 (μg bee-1) - - -
Oral acute 48 hour LD50 (μg bee-1) - - -
Unknown mode acute 48 hour LD50 (μg bee-1) - - -
Earthworms - Acute 14 day LC50 (mg kg-1) - - -
Earthworms - Chronic 14 day NOEC, reproduction (mg kg-1) - - -
Other soil macro-organisms - e.g. Collembola LR50 / EC50 / NOEC / % Effect - - -
Other arthropod (1) LR50 g ha-1 - - -
% Effect - - -
Other arthropod (2) LR50 g ha-1 - - -
% Effect - - -
Soil micro-organisms - - -
Mesocosm study data NOEAEC mg l-1 - - -
NOEAEC mg l-1 - - -


HUMAN HEALTH AND PROTECTION

for phenyl mercuric acetate

General:
Property Click here for information on the parameters used to describe human health and protection issues Value Source/Quality Score/Other Information Click here for information on the primary data sources used to populate this database with human health and protection data Interpretation Click here for information on the way in which we interpret human health and protection data
Threshold of Toxicological Concern (Cramer Class) Click here for a note on the limitations of the Cramer class High (class III) - -
Mammals - Acute oral LD50 (mg kg-1) 70 F3 Mouse High
Mammals - Dermal LD50 (mg kg-1 body weight) - - -
Mammals - Inhalation LC50 (mg l-1) - - -
Other Mammal toxicity endpoints Intraperitoneal LD50 = 10 mg kg-1 F3 Rat -
Intravenous LD50 = 18 mg kg-1 V3 Mouse -
ADI - Acceptable Daily Intake (mg kg-1bw day-1) - - -
ARfD - Acute Reference Dose (mg kg-1bw day-1) - - -
AAOEL - Acute Acceptable Operator Exposure Level (mg kg-1 bw day-1) - - -
AOEL - Acceptable Operator Exposure Level - Systemic (mg kg-1bw day-1) - - -
Dermal penetration studies (%) - - -
Dangerous Substances Directive 76/464 - - -
Exposure Limits - - -
Exposure Routes Public -
Occupational -
European MRLs Click here for the EU MRL pesticide database
Drinking Water Standards - - -
Drinking Water MAC (μg l-1) - - -

Health issues:
Carcinogen Mutagen Endocrine disrupter Reproduction / development effects Cholinesterase inhibitor Neurotoxicant

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Respiratory tract irritant Skin irritant Skin sensitiser Eye irritant Phototoxicant

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General human health issues Highly toxic if swallowed, inhaled or in contact with the skin
CNS, Kidney & cardiovascular toxicant

: Yes, known to cause a problem
: No, known not to cause a problem
: Possibly, status not identified
- : No data found

Handling issues:
Property Click here for information on the parameters used to describe substance handling issues Value Source/Quality Score/Other Information Click here for information on the primary data sources used to populate this database with data on handling issues Interpretation Click here for information on the way in which we interpret data on handling issues
General Click here for a description of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) codes IMDG Transport Code is usually 6.1
Corrosive
CLP classification 2013 -
EC Risk Classification Click here to view information omn the EU risk phrases T - Toxic: R24, R25, R48
H - Handling risks: R34
N - Dangerous for the environment: R50, R53
EC Safety Classification Click here to view information omn the EU safety phrases S23, S24, S25, S37, S45, S60, S61
WHO Classification - -
US EPA Classification (formulation) - -
UN Number 1674
Waste disposal & packaging Click here for a description of UN packaging marks Packaging Group II (medium danger)


TRANSLATIONS

for phenyl mercuric acetate

Language Name
English phenyl mercuric acetate
French acetate de phenylmercure
German Phenylquecksilberacetat
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Spanish -
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Slovenian -
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Swedish -
Hungarian -
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Record last updated: Wednesday 31 October 2018
Contact: aeru@herts.ac.uk