Phenylmercuric Nitrate BP

Phenylmercuric nitrate is a member of benzenes. It is an organomercury compound, occurs as a white to pale yellow powder.


It has powerful antiseptic and antifungal effects. It was once commonly used as a topical solution for disinfecting wounds. Used as a preservative in pharmaceutics aid.


Test Specification
Characters It occurs as white to pale yellow powder

Test A


Test B

Test C

Test D


(a)   Specified test. A white precipitate is formed that darkens slowly on heating.

(b)   Specified test. A white, flocculent precipitate is formed.

(c)   Specified test. The lower layer is orange-yellow.

(d)   Gives reaction of nitrates

Solubility Very slightly soluble in water and in ethanol (96 %), slightly soluble in hot water. It dissolves in glycerol and in fatty oils.
Appearance of solution Solution is colorless
Inorganic mercuric compounds Not more than 0.1%
Loss on drying Not more than 1.0%
Assay Not less than 62.5% and not more than 64.0% of Hg (dried substance).


Shelf life, Storage and Packing

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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We observe WHO Good manufacturing practice and Good laboratory practice.

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