Mersalyl

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Mersalyl
Mersalyl.svg
Names
IUPAC name
(3-{[2-(Carboxymethoxy)benzoyl]amino}-2-methoxypropyl)(hydroxy)mercury
Other names
Mersalyl acid, salyrganic acid
Identifiers
486-67-9 YesY
ChEMBL ChEMBL1201330 N
ChemSpider 11337655 YesY
5331
Jmol 3D model Interactive image
PubChem 443130
UNII 5X1IO031V8
Properties
C13H18HgNO6
Molar mass 484.87512 g/mol
Pharmacology
C03BC01 (WHO)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references

Mersalyl (Mersal) is an organomercury compound[1] (mercurial diuretic). It is only rarely used as a drug, having been superseded by diuretic medications that do not contain mercury and are therefore less toxic. It features a Hg(II) centre. Mersalyl was originally adapted from calomel (HgCl), a diuretic discovered by Paracelsus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stewart, J. H.; Edwards, K. D. (1965). "Clinical comparison of frusemide with bendrofluazide, mersalyl, and ethacrynic acid". British Medical Journal 2 (5473): 1277–1281. doi:10.1136/bmj.2.5473.1277. PMC 1846704. PMID 5849145.