alkylmercury compounds


Summary: Organic mercury compounds in which the mercury is attached to an alkyl group.

Top Publications

  1. Aschner M, Onishchenko N, Ceccatelli S. Toxicology of alkylmercury compounds. Met Ions Life Sci. 2010;7:403-34 pubmed publisher
    ..Mechanisms that trigger these effects are discussed in detail...
  2. Houserová P, Kuban P, Kubán V. Ion exchange preconcentration and separation of mercury species by CE with indirect contactless conductometric detection. Electrophoresis. 2006;27:4508-15 pubmed
    ..Preconcentration factors of 25-150 were achieved and LODs in the range of 2.9-6.9 ng/mL were feasible. This method may prove to be applicable as a rapid screening method for mercury speciation in environmental samples. ..
  3. Kakuschke A, Valentine Thon E, Fonfara S, Griesel S, Rosenberger T, Siebert U, et al. Metal-induced impairment of the cellular immunity of newborn harbor seals (Phoca vitulina). Arch Environ Contam Toxicol. 2008;55:129-36 pubmed publisher
    ..Summarizing, the lymphocyte proliferation used as a marker in this investigation provided useful immunological information on these developing animals, and its application for toxicological studies on pollutants can be recommended. ..
  4. Chen Y, Cheng X, Mo F, Huang L, Wu Z, Wu Y, et al. Ultra-sensitive speciation analysis of mercury by CE-ICP-MS together with field-amplified sample stacking injection and dispersive solid-phase extraction. Electrophoresis. 2016;37:1055-62 pubmed publisher
    ..Ultra-high sensitivity, as well as much less sample and reagent consumption and low operating cost, make our method a valuable technique to the speciation analysis of ultra-trace mercury. ..
  5. Eriksson A, Kylsten P, Jones T, Liljas A. Crystallographic studies of inhibitor binding sites in human carbonic anhydrase II: a pentacoordinated binding of the SCN- ion to the zinc at high pH. Proteins. 1988;4:283-93 pubmed
    ..All available crystallographic data are consistent with a proposed catalytic mechanism in which both the OH moiety and one oxygen of the substrate HCO3- ion are ligated to the zinc ion. ..
  6. Chakravarty S, Kannan K. Drug-protein interactions. Refined structures of three sulfonamide drug complexes of human carbonic anhydrase I enzyme. J Mol Biol. 1994;243:298-309 pubmed
    ..An important role of Thr199 in distinguishing between the substrate and inhibitor binding modes of HCO3- to the enzyme at high pH is also inferred. ..
  7. Santucci B, Cannistraci C, Cristaudo A, Camera E, Picardo M. Thimerosal positivities: the rôle of SH groups and divalent ions. Contact Dermatitis. 1998;39:123-6 pubmed
  8. Pang X, Liang S. [Determination of alkylmercuric compounds in human body fluids by gas chromatography--atomic absorption spectrophotometry]. Se Pu. 1997;15:130-2 pubmed
    ..The detectable limit for mercury was 0.01ng. The methylation of mercury was confirmed in our experiment. This method can be used for the determination of other metallic compounds. ..
  9. Ji H, Zhang Y, Purushotham V, Kondu S, Ramachandran B, Thundat T, et al. 1,6-Hexanedithiol monolayer as a receptor for specific recognition of alkylmercury. Analyst. 2005;130:1577-9 pubmed
    ..1,6-Hexanedithiol monolayer acts as an unusually specific recognition agent for CH3Hg+ when the microcantilever is used as the transducer; the mechanism of the sensor is discussed. ..

More Information


  1. Li Y, Yan X, Chen C, Xia Y, Jiang Y. Human serum albumin-mercurial species interactions. J Proteome Res. 2007;6:2277-86 pubmed
  2. Genuis S. Nowhere to hide: Chemical toxicants and the unborn child. Reprod Toxicol. 2009;28:115-6 pubmed publisher
  3. Melnick J, Yurkerwich K, Parkin G. Synthesis, structure, and reactivity of two-coordinate mercury alkyl compounds with sulfur ligands: relevance to mercury detoxification. Inorg Chem. 2009;48:6763-72 pubmed publisher
    ..These observations support the notion that access to a species with a coordination number greater than two is essential for efficient activity of MerB. ..
  4. Chen X, Han C, Cheng H, Liu J, Xu Z, Yin X. Determination of mercurial species in fish by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry with anion exchange chromatographic separation. Anal Chim Acta. 2013;796:7-13 pubmed publisher
    ..Mercury speciation in 11 fish samples were then analyzed after the pretreated procedure. The mercury contents in all fish samples analyzed were found compliant with the criteria of the National Standards of China. ..