INTRODUCTION

Mercuric ammonium chloride, also called white precipitate, is a heavy white odourless amorphous compound used in external treatment of skin diseases and to destroy lice.

Manufacturing
Ammoniated mercury is obtained by treating a solution of mercuric chloride with excess of ammonia.

SynonymsMercuric Ammonium Chloride,
Ammoniated Mercuric Chloride,
Mercuric Amidochloride
CAS no.10124-48-8
EINECS no.233-335-8
Molecular formulaNH2HgCl
Molecular weight252.07
Structure

Applications

Ammoniated mercury is used in making skin whitening cream.
Also, to treat:
Impetigo
Psoriasis
Minor skin infections
Other skin disorders

SPECIFICATIONS

TestUnitSpecification
AppearanceFine white powder
IdentificationMust comply A, B & C tests
Residue on ignition%Max 0.2
Mercurous compounds%Max 0.2
Moisture content%Max 0.1
Residual solventsMust meet the requirement
Assay%98.0 – 100.5

STORAGE
Keep in a closely tight container, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.

PACKING
20 kg UN approved HDPE drum.

REACH Status
A registration number is not available for this substance as the substance, or its uses are exempted from registration.

REGISTRATION / CERTIFICATION
ISO, GMP

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