Phenylmercuric borate

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Phenylmercuric borate
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Names
IUPAC name
Phenylmercurium borate
Other names
Merfen
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
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EC Number
  • 203-068-1
UNII
Properties
C6H7BHgO3
Molar mass 338.519 g/mol
Melting point 112 to 113 °C (234 to 235 °F; 385 to 386 K)[1]
Pharmacology
D08AK02 (WHO)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Phenylmercuric borate is a topical antiseptic and disinfectant that is soluble in water, ethanol and glycerol.[1]

It was used until the 1990s as an active ingredient in disinfectants and in the field of wound treatment for the skin, mouth and throat, for example under the trade name Merfen Orange. However, it has been replaced by other substances due to the high mercury content.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b G. W. A. Milne (2000). Drugs: Synonyms & Properties. Brookfield, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing. p. 1280. ISBN 0-566-08228-4.