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-407 Trace elements and methylmercury in fish tissue
Standard methods for arsenic speciation analysis | EVISA's News
Directory of scientists: Holger Hintelmann
Mercury isotope ratio measurements of methylmercury in fish | EVISA's News
New study finds relationship between organic mercury exposure from Thimerosal-containing vaccines and neurodevelopmental disorders | EVISA's News
Int. Workshop on Harmonization of Mercury Measurements Methods and Models to Assess Source-Receptor Impact on Air Quality and Human Health | EVISA's Agenda of Events
Experts Argue to Keep Thimerosal in Some Vaccines | EVISA's News
Material database: IAEA - MEL International Atomic Energy Agency - IAEA-085 Methylmercury, total mercury and other trace elements in human hair
Anthropogenic Mercury Releases Into the Atmosphere from Ancient to Modern Time | EVISA's News
Toxicity of organomercury compounds | EVISA's News
Methyl mercury metabolism in man influenced by genetic factors | EVISA's News
Material database: NIES - National Institute for Environmental Studies - CRM 13: Human Hair
Mercury Levels in Humans and Fish Around the World Regularly Exceed Health Advisory Levels | EVISA's News
Detoxification of Methylmercury in Higher Organisms | EVISA's News
Methylmercury in European rice varies by more than a factor of 50 | EVISA's News
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
New study identifies source of methylmercury in Southern Ocean sea ice | EVISA's News
CEN calls for the development of standardised methods for the analysis of metal species in food | EVISA's News
Presentations given during EVISA's Workshop on Mercury Speciation | EVISA's News
Company database: Applied Isotope Technologies