|Molar mass||354.80 g mol−1|
|Density||2.318 g cm−3|
|Melting point||121–123 °C|
|Boiling point||204 °C|
|Solubility in water||slightly soluble in ethanol, diethyl ether; soluble in benzene, chloroform|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)|
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Diphenylmercury is the organomercury compound with the formula Hg(C6H5)2. It is a white solid.The compound is of historic interest as a particularly stable organometallic compound but it finds few uses because of its high toxicity.
Commercially available, this compound can been be prepared by several route. It results treating phenylmercury acetate with sodium stannite, by the reaction of mercuric halides with phenylmagnesium bromide, and the reaction of bromobenzene with sodium amalgam.
Diphenylmercury is highly toxic.
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