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Chemical Component Summary

NameThiomersal
Identifiers(2-carboxyphenyl)sulfanyl-ethyl-mercury
FormulaC9 H10 Hg O2 S
Molecular Weight382.83 g/mol
Typenon-polymer
Isomeric SMILESCC[Hg]Sc1ccccc1C(O)=O
InChIInChI=1S/C7H6O2S.C2H5.Hg/c8-7(9)5-3-1-2-4-6(5)10;1-2;/h1-4,10H,(H,8,9);1H2,2H3;/q;;+1/p-1
InChIKeyHXQVQGWHFRNKMS-UHFFFAOYSA-M

Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count23
Chiral Atom Count0
Chiral Atomsn/a
Bond Count23
Aromatic Bond Count6
Leaving Atomsn/a

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB02731 Different stereochemistry
NameEthylmercurithiosalicylic acid
Groupsexperimental
DescriptionA topical antiseptic used on skin and mucous membranes. It is also used as a preservative in pharmaceuticals. [PubChem]
Synonyms
  • [(o-carboxyphenyl)thio]ethylmercury
  • 2-(ethylmercuri-thio)-benzoic acid
  • 2-(ethylmercuriothio)benzoic acid
Brand Names
  • Elcide
  • Merseptyl
CAS number148-61-8
Drug Info/Drug Targets: DrugBank 3.0: a comprehensive resource for 'omics' research on drugs. Knox C, Law V, Jewison T, Liu P, Ly S, Frolkis A, Pon A, Banco K, Mak C, Neveu V, Djoumbou Y, Eisner R, Guo AC, Wishart DS. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan; 39 (Database issue):D1035-41. | PMID:21059682