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: IAEA - MEL International Atomic Energy Agency - IAEA-433 Trace Elements and Methylmercury in Marine Sediment
Presentations given during EVISA's Workshop on Mercury Speciation | EVISA's News
Thimerosal and Autism: CDC Manipulation of Vaccine Data Reported in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons | EVISA's News
Study show high levels of mercury in women related to fish consumption | EVISA's News
Committee for Socio-economic Analysis agrees on two draft opinions on restriction proposals for mercury compounds under REACH | EVISA's News
CEN calls for the development of standardised methods for the analysis of metal species in food | EVISA's News
Mercury contaminated freshwater fish from the NE United States: Where comes the mercury from ? | EVISA's News
Material database: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - SRM 2977 - Mussel Tissue (Organic Contaminants and Trace Elements)
Trace element speciation for environmental analysis | EVISA's News
JRC validates simple method to monitor methylmercury in fish | EVISA's News
Directory of scientists: Robert P. Mason
Material database: IRMM - Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements - ERM-CC580 -Total and methylmercury in estuarine sediment
USGS Study Reveals Mercury Contamination in Fish Nationwide | EVISA's News
Link database: vimeo: Methylmercury in fish: What the label won't tell you
Material database: National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) - CRM 13: Human Hair
Experts Argue to Keep Thimerosal in Some Vaccines | EVISA's News
Thermo Sponsors Postdoctoral Position for Speciation Analysis | EVISA's News
Speciation Analysis - Striving for Quality | EVISA's News
Material database: IAEA - MEL International Atomic Energy Agency - IAEA-407 Trace elements and methylmercury in fish tissue
Mercury in fish more dangerous than previously believed; Scientists urge for effective treaty ahead of UN talks | EVISA's News