Phenylmercuric Acetate USP


Test Specification…USP
Characters It occurs as white to creamy white, crystalline powder, or small white prisms or leaflets

Test A


Test B


Test C



(a)   Specified test. The characteristic odor of nitrobenzene is evolved.

(b)   Specified test. The characteristic odor of ethyl acetate is evolved.

(c)   Specified test. A white precipitate is formed, which turns black when the mixture is boiled and then allowed to stand.

Solubility Soluble in alcohol and in acetone; slightly soluble in water
Melting range or temperature Between 149°–153°
Residue on ignition Not more than 0.2%
Mercuric salts and heavy metals Specified test. The resulting precipitate shows no immediate color.
Polymercurated Benzene Compounds Not more than 1.5%
Residual solvents Meets the requirements
Assay Not less than 98.0 % and not more than 100.5% of phenylmercuric acetate


It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.


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