Thimerosal (Sodium Ethylmercurithiosalicylate)
Thimerosal, is an organomercury compound. This compound is a well established antiseptic and antifungal agent. The pharmaceutical corporation Eli Lilly and Company gave thiomersal the trade name Merthiolate. It has been used as a preservative in vaccines, immunoglobulin preparations, skin test antigens, antivenins, ophthalmic and nasal products, and tattoo inks. Its use as a vaccine preservative was controversial, and it was phased out from routine childhood vaccines in the European Union, and a few other countries in response to popular fears. The current scientific consensus is that no convincing scientific evidence supports these fears.
Biochemicals & Diagnostics
|Appearance||white or slightly yellow powder|
|Storage Conditions||Room temperature|
|MSDS Data Sheet||Click to download|
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