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Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS)

Mercury(II) nitrate (1:2)

RTECS #

OW8225000

CAS #

10045-94-0

Updated

September 201

Molecular Weight

324.61

Molecular Formula

N2O6·Hg

Synonyms

Mercuric nitrate
Mercury nitrate
Mercury pernitrate
Nitrate mercurique (French)
Nitric acid, mercury(II) salt

Mutation Data and Reference

System TestRoute/Organism/TissueDoseReference
micronucleus testfibroblast/hamster0.02 µmol/L/18HTOLED5 140-141,75,2003

Acute Toxicity Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
intraperitoneal/mouse lethal dose (50 percent kill): 7200 µg/kgGTPZAB 25(7),27,1981
oral/mouse lethal dose (50 percent kill): 25 mg/kgGTPZAB 25(7),27,1981
oral/rat lethal dose (50 percent kill): 26 mg/kgGTPZAB 25(7),27,1981
skin/rat lethal dose (50 percent kill): 75 mg/kgGTPZAB 25(7),27,1981
subcutaneous/mouse lowest published lethal dose: 20 mg/kgMOLAAF 73,751,1939

Other Multiple Dose Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
subcutaneous/mouse lowest published toxic dose: 32 mg/kg/8D- intermittentEndocrine: Effect on menstrual cycleABICR* 15,121,1972
subcutaneous/rat lowest published toxic dose: 140 mg/kg/4W- intermittentKidney, Ureter, and Bladder: Changes in both tubules and glomeruli

Kidney, Ureter, and Bladder: Renal function tests depressed

Kidney, Ureter, and Bladder: Other changes in urine composition
ETOPFR 17,159,2004

Reviews

OrganizationStandardReference
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)Threshold Limit Value-time-weighted average 0.025 mg(Hg)/m3 (skin)DTLVS* TLV/BEI,2013
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)Threshold Limit Value-Not classifiable as a human carcinogenDTLVS* TLV/BEI,2013
TOXICOLOGY REVIEWHUTOX* -,515,1996

Standards and Regulations

OrganizationStandardReference
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) STANDARD-airtime-weighted average 0.05 mg(Hg)/m3DTLWS* 3,22,1973
Occupational Exposure Limit IN ARGENTINA, BULGARIA, COLOMBIA, JORDAN check ACGIH TLV;
Occupational Exposure Limit IN SINGAPORE, VIETNAM check ACGIH TLV
Occupational Exposure Limit-AUSTRALIAtime-weighted average 0.003 ppm (0.025 mg(Hg)/m3), JUL2008
Occupational Exposure Limit-BELGIUMtime-weighted average 0.025 mg(Hg)/m3, Skin, MAR2002
Occupational Exposure Limit-FINLANDtime-weighted average 0.02 mg(Hg)/m3, skin, NOV2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-FRANCEVME 0.1 mg(Hg)/m3, Skin, FEB2006
Occupational Exposure Limit-GERMANYMAK 0.02 mg(Hg)/m3, skin, sen, 2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-HUNGARYtime-weighted average 0.08 mg(Hg)/m3, short term exposure limit 0.32 mg(Hg)/m3, Skin, SEP2000
Occupational Exposure Limit-KOREAtime-weighted average 0.1 mg(Hg)/m3, skin, 2006
Occupational Exposure Limit-NEW ZEALANDtime-weighted average 0.025 mg(Hg)/m3, JAN2002
Occupational Exposure Limit-NORWAYtime-weighted average 0.05 mg(Hg)/m3, JAN1999
Occupational Exposure Limit-POLANDMAC(time-weighted average) 0.05 mg(Hg)/m3, MAC(short term exposure limit) 0.15 mg(Hg)/m3, JAN1999
Occupational Exposure Limit-RUSSIAtime-weighted average 0.05 mg(Hg)/m3, short term exposure limit 0.2 mg(Hg)/m3, Skin, JUN2003
Occupational Exposure Limit-SWEDENtime-weighted average 0.03 mg(Hg)/m3, Skin, JUN2005
Occupational Exposure Limit-SWITZERLANDMAK-week 0.02 mg(Hg)/m3, KZG-week 0.16 mg(Hg)/m3, inhal, skin, sen, JAN2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-THAILANDshort term exposure limit 0.05 mg(Hg)/m3, JAN1993
Occupational Exposure Limit-THE PHILIPPINEStime-weighted average 0.05 mg(Hg)/m3, JAN1993

NIOSH Documentation and Surveillance

OrganizationStandardReference
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Level TO MERCURY, ARYL AND INORGANIC-airceiling concentration 0.1 mg/m3 (Sk)NIOSH* DHHS #92-100,1992
National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983Hazard Code 81005; Number of Industries 14; Total Number of Facilities 1345; Number of Occupations 17; Total Number of Employees Exposed 13589; Total Number of Female Employees Exposed 6114
National Occupational Hazard Survey 1974Hazard Code 81005; Number of Industries 9; Total Number of Facilities 925; Number of Occupations 13; Total Number of Employees Exposed 7651

Status in Federal Agencies

OrganizationReference
EPA TSCA Section 8(b) CHEMICAL INVENTORY
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