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:

Link database: Mercury concentrations in the Canadian population, 2007 to 2009
Mercury in Fish: Groups Sue FDA for Seafood Health Information | EVISA's News
Reducing mercury pollution entering lakes quickly lowers how much harmful mercury is found in fish | EVISA's News
New kind of mercury found in fish | EVISA's News
Determination of methylmercury complexes with low molecular mass thiols | EVISA's News
Mercury is converted to oxidized species in the upper atmosphere facilitating its entrance into the food chain | EVISA's News
Link database: Illinois Teratogen Information Service: Methylmercury and Pregnancy
Mercury in Fish is a Global Health Concern | EVISA's News
Number of fish meals is a good predictor for the mercury found in hair of environmental journalists | EVISA's News
High levels of mercury in newborns likely from mothers eating contaminated fish | EVISA's News
How mercury gets into the sea | EVISA's News
Material database: IAEA - MEL International Atomic Energy Agency - IAEA-085 Methylmercury, total mercury and other trace elements in human hair
New Seychelle study: Mercury And Autism Not Linked | EVISA's News
Effect of dissolved humic acid on the bioavailability of lead from contaminated soil | EVISA's News
Thermo Sponsors Postdoctoral Position for Speciation Analysis | EVISA's News
Material database: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - SRM 2976 - Mussel Tissue (Trace Elements & Methylmercury) Freeze-dried
US Regulation related to elemental species: TBT | EVISA's News
Uptake of mercury species by fruit flies | EVISA's News
Occurrence of Mercurous [Hg(I)] Species in Environmental Solid Matrices | EVISA's News
Link database: WHO: Mercury and Health