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Mercuric Oxide Yellow

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antiseptic agent

Ophthalmic agent

Antiinfective agent, topical

Antiparasitic agent

Chemical Name

Mercury (II) oxide

Foreign Names

  • Hydrargyrum oxydatum flavum (Latin)
  • Quecksilberoxid gelb (German)
  • Mercurique Oxide Jaune (French)
  • αxido de mercurio amarillo (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Yellow Precipitate (IS)
  • Mercurio Ossido Giallo (PH: F.U. XII)
  • Mercurique Oxide Jaune (PH: Ph. Franç. 11)

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PHPharmacopoeia Name

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