3D model (Jmol)
|Molar mass||354.80 g mol−1|
|Density||2.318 g cm−3|
|Melting point||121 to 123 °C (250 to 253 °F; 394 to 396 K)|
|Boiling point||204 °C (399 °F; 477 K)|
|slightly soluble in ethanol, diethyl ether; soluble in benzene, chloroform|
Except where otherwise noted, 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 be prepared by several routes. It results from 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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