A white crystalline solid. Corrosive to the mucous membranes. Very toxic by inhalation and ingestion.
Air & Water Reactions
Slightly water soluble. Decomposes in hot water.
Aminomercuric chloride is incompatible with acetylene, ammonia, chlorine dioxide, azides, calcium (amalgam formation), sodium carbide, lithium, rubidium, copper .
Special Hazards of Combustion Products: Smoke may contain toxic mercury compounds.
The general symptoms are those of mercury poisoning, developing rapidly after ingestion but more slowly after low repeated exposures. Contact with eyes causes irritation and ulceration. Skin contact may cause dermatitis. Ingestion causes pain, vomiting, metallic taste, ulceration of mouth and stomach, pallor, and rapid, weak pulse.