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:

Material database: National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) - CRM 13: Human Hair
Link database: EFSA: Mercury in food: EFSA scientific opinion
Material database: IRMM - Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements - BCR-463 Tuna fish
Material database: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - SRM 2977 - Mussel Tissue (Organic Contaminants and Trace Elements)
Link database: Mercury concentrations in the Canadian population, 2007 to 2009
New Certified Reference Materials supporting the analysis of food supplements available | EVISA's News
Material database: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - SRM 2977
Link database: Medscape: Mercury toxicity
Speciation Analysis - Striving for Quality | EVISA's News
Toxicity of organomercury compounds | EVISA's News
Link database: JRC: STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE: DETERMINATION OF METHYLMERCURY IN SEAFOOD BY ELEMENTAL MERCURY ANALIZER
Link database: FDA: Elemental Analysis Manual: Section 4.8: HPLC-ICP-MS Determination of Methylmercury and Total Mercury in Seafood
Material database: National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) - NIES CRM 13: Human Hair
Chemical speciation analysis for life science | EVISA's News
Mercury pollution in the Great Lakes region -- nearly forgotten, but not gone | EVISA's News
Company database: Applied Isotope Technologies
Seabass populations can be differentiated by their Mercury Isotope Distribution | EVISA's News
Efficiency of some papillomavirus vaccines is reduced in the presence of thimerosal | EVISA's News
Trace element speciation analysis for environmental sciences | EVISA's News
Link database: Illinois Teratogen Information Service: Methylmercury and Pregnancy