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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New Certified Reference Materials supporting the analysis of food supplements | EVISA's News
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Material database: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - SRM 1946 - Lake Superior Fish Tissue
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Link database: WHO: Mercury and health
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Link database: The Natural Recovery Plan: Methylmercury in Fish
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New Human Hair Reference Material Supporting the Biomonitoring of Methylmercury | EVISA's News
Material database: IRMM - Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements - BCR-464
Material database: JRC - Joint Research Centre - BCR-580 - Total and methylmercury in estuarine sediment
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