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Phenylmercuric Acetate

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Pharmaceutic aid: Preservative

Contraceptive, spermicidal agent

Chemical Name

Mercury, (acetato-O)phenyl-

Foreign Names

  • Phenylhydrargyri acetas (Latin)
  • Phenylquecksilber(II)-acetat (German)
  • Acétate de phénylmercure (French)

Generic Names

  • Phenylhydrargyri acetas (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Phénylmercure (acétate de) (PH: Ph. Franç. 11)
  • Phenylmercuric Acetate (PH: BP 2016, NF 33)
  • Phenylmercuric acetate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Name

  • Ringworm (veterinary use)
    Kyron, South Africa


NFThe National Formulary (USA)
PHPharmacopoeia Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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