methylmercury

Alkylmercury compounds having methyl groups. Includes both mono- and dimethylmercury.

In fact, methylmercury is not a compound in itself but a cation, CH3Hg+, which forms one part of methylmercury compounds; usually methylmercury salts. Dimethylmercury is one methylmercury compound that is not a salt. The methylmercury cation is normally associated with either a simple anion, like chloride (Cl-), or a large molecule (e.g. a protein) with negative and positive charges. The methylmercury cation is the most toxic form of mercury, able to inhibit fetal brain development, which results in the behavioural changes and reduced cognitive and motor ability.




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Material database: IRMM - Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements - BCR-464 - Tuna fish
Stability of Reference Materials for Speciation Analysis | EVISA's News
Natural dissolved organic matter plays dual role in cycling of mercury | EVISA's News
More nutritious food helps reduce methylmercury in the aquatic food chain | EVISA's News
University of Münster: Industrial Cooperation on Mercury Speciation | EVISA's News
Material database: IAEA - MEL International Atomic Energy Agency - IAEA-407 Trace elements and methylmercury in fish tissue
Inorganic Mercury Level in US Women increases | EVISA's News
Mercury Levels in Humans and Fish Around the World Regularly Exceed Health Advisory Levels | EVISA's News
Experts in Speciation Analysis came together in Münster, September 4-7, 2007 | EVISA's News
Material database: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - SRM 2976
Link database: Toxicity of Mercury
Material database: NIES - National Institute for Environmental Studies - CRM 13: Human Hair
Material database: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - SRM 2977 - Mussel Tissue (Organic Contaminants and Trace Elements)
Mercury pollution in the Great Lakes region -- nearly forgotten, but not gone | EVISA's News
Mercury in food – EFSA updates advice on risks for public health | EVISA's News
Influence of culinary treatments of fish on its mercury content and speciation | EVISA's News
Material database: IRMM - Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements - BCR-463 Tuna fish
New kind of mercury found in fish | EVISA's News
Material database: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - SRM 2976
Link database: EFSA: EFSA provides risk assessment on mercury in fish: Precautionary advice given to vulnerable groups