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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ERM-AE671: A new Certified Reference Material to make methylmercury measurements in food more reliable | EVISA's News
Dissension on the best way to fight mercury pollution | EVISA's News
Link database: Medscape: Mercury toxicity
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GC-ICP-MS: A very sensitive hyphenated system for speciation analysis | EVISA's News
Mercury Speciation Analysis of Dried Blood Spot Samples | EVISA's News
Link database: USGS: Mercury in Aquatic Ecosystems
Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry as a Detection System for Speciation Analysis | EVISA's News
Material database: IRMM - Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements - BCR-580
Climate change and overfishing are increasing toxic mercury levels in fish | EVISA's News
Link database: EWG: Brain Food - Methylmercury in Fish
New Certified Reference Materials supporting the analysis of food supplements | EVISA's News
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New mercury transporting protein in human blood identified | EVISA's News
Simultaneous speciation analysis of inorganic arsenic and methylmercury in edible fish oil by high-performance liquid chromatography–inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry | EVISA's News
Link database: USGS: Mercury in the Environment
Material database: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - SRM 966 Toxic Metals in Bovine Blood
University of Münster: Industrial Cooperation on Mercury Speciation | EVISA's News
New Report Shows High Levels of Mercury in Terrestrial Ecosystems | EVISA's News