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.




The term "methylmercury" was found in the following pages:

WHO worries mercury treaty could affect costs and availability of vaccines | EVISA's News
Material database: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - SRM 1946 Lake Superior Fish Tissue
Inorganic Mercury Level in US Women increases | EVISA's News
Thiomersal in influenza vaccine: more than just an adjuvant | EVISA's News
Uptake of mercury species by fruit flies | EVISA's News
Link database: USA: New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission: Mercury research
Material database: National Metrology Institute of Japan (NMIJ) - NMIJ CRM 7402-a Trace Elements, Arsenobetaine and Methylmercury in Cod Fish Tissue
Methylmercury in fish: FDA updates its advice for consumers | EVISA's News
Chemical speciation analysis for life science | EVISA's News
ICMGP 2017: 13th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant | EVISA's Agenda of Events
Certified reference materials for arsenic in marine animal tissues | EVISA's News
Huge Amounts of Toxic Mercury Found Hidden in the Arctic Permafrost | EVISA's News
Company database: Applied Isotope Technologies
Link database: Spain: Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDA) - Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
Species transformation during speciation analysis | EVISA's News
Factors Affecting Methylmercury Accumulation in the Food Chain | EVISA's News
New Report is first to quantify Health Impacts from World's Worst Toxic Pollution Problems | EVISA's News
Natural dissolved organic matter plays dual role in cycling of mercury | EVISA's News
Chemical speciation analysis for the life sciences | EVISA's News
Link database: EFSA: Mercury in food: EFSA scientific opinion