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:

Ocean mercury on the rise | EVISA's News
Precautionary approach to methylmercury needed | EVISA's News
Tracking down the source of human exposure to mercury by analyzing human hair | EVISA's News
Directory of scientists: Alfredo Sanz-Medel
High levels of mercury in newborns likely from mothers eating contaminated fish | EVISA's News
U.S. EPA Approves Limits on Mercury in California Waters | EVISA's News
Chemical speciation analysis for life science | EVISA's News
Mercury in Fish is a Global Health Concern | EVISA's News
Link database: Mercury concentrations in the Canadian population, 2007 to 2009
FDA rejects petition to change methylmercury standard in seafood | EVISA's News
ERM-CE101: A new CRM for assessing environmental quality through fish | EVISA's News
Material database: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - SRM 2976
New results on the distribution of mercury in the USA is fueling the discussion on the necessity of the reduction of its emission | EVISA's News
USGS Study Reveals Mercury Contamination in Fish Nationwide | EVISA's News
New study shows: Coastal water, not sediment, predicts methylmercury bioaccumulation in the marine food web | EVISA's News
Trace element speciation for environmental analysis | EVISA's News
Committee for Socio-economic Analysis agrees on two draft opinions on restriction proposals for mercury compounds under REACH | EVISA's News
Capabilities of EU labs to determine inorganic arsenic in food have improved | EVISA's News
Stability of Reference Materials for Speciation Analysis | EVISA's News
Material database: IAEA - MEL International Atomic Energy Agency - IAEA-433 Trace Elements and Methylmercury in Marine Sediment