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Testing Status of ((o-Carboxyphenyl)thio)ethylmercury sodium salt M200004


CASRN: 54-64-8

Formula: C9-H9-Hg-O2-S.Na

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Mercurate(1-), ethyl(2-mercaptobenzoato(2-)-O,S)-, sodium
  • Merthiolate
  • Sodium ethylmercurithiosalicylate
  • Thimerasol
  • Thimerosal
  • Thiomerosal
  • Thiomersal

Known Uses

Topical anti-infective; pharmaceutical preservative; germicide in contact lens solutions, cosmetics, ointments

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Special Studies

  • C. elegans  (S0961)  Completed 
    • C. elegans

Genetic Toxicology

  • Salmonella  (489431)  Completed 
    • Citation: Zeiger E, Anderson B, Haworth S, Lawlor T, Mortelmans K, Speck W. Salmonella mutagenicity tests: III. Results from the testing of 255 chemicals. Environ Mutagen. 1987;9 Suppl 9:1-109.
    •  Negative