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.




The term "methylmercury" was found in the following pages:

Material database: JRC - Joint Research Centre - BCR-580 - Total and methylmercury in estuarine sediment
New CDC study on the effect of thimerosal exposure on neuropsychological characteristics of children is fueling the debate about the origin of autism | EVISA's News
Material database: IRMM - Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements - BCR-464
Ocean mercury on the rise | EVISA's News
Certified Reference Materials for Chemical Speciation Analysis | EVISA's News
Study show high levels of mercury in women related to fish consumption | EVISA's News
Factors Affecting Methylmercury Accumulation in the Food Chain | EVISA's News
Link database: EWG: Brain Food - Methylmercury in Fish
Man is significantly contaminating oceans with mercury | EVISA's News
New study shows: Coastal water, not sediment, predicts methylmercury bioaccumulation in the marine food web | EVISA's News
WHO worries mercury treaty could affect costs and availability of vaccines | EVISA's News
Tracking down the source of human exposure to mercury by analyzing human hair | EVISA's News
Link database: Bacterial Demethylation of Methylmercury in the South Florida Ecosystem
Presentations given during EVISA's Workshop on Mercury Speciation | EVISA's News
Mercury isotope ratio measurements of methylmercury in fish | EVISA's News
Link database: US FDA: Elemental Analysis Manual: Section 4.8: HPLC-ICP-MS Determination of Methylmercury and Total Mercury in Seafood
Standard methods for arsenic speciation analysis | EVISA's News
Occurrence of Mercurous [Hg(I)] Species in Environmental Solid Matrices | EVISA's News
Material database: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - SRM 1946 - Lake Superior Fish Tissue
Effect of dissolved humic acid on the bioavailability of lead from contaminated soil | EVISA's News