IMPROVED SYNTHESES OF TRIFLUOROMETHYLMERCURIC IODIDE AND METHYLMERCURIC IODIDE.
Technical rept. no. 2,
OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS
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A device was constructed and used for the synthesis of trifluoromethylmercuric iodide, CF3HgI, and methylmercuric iodide, CH3HgI, in nearly quantitative yields. Previous synthetic methods for trifluoromethylmercuric iodide have required reaction times of 7-8 days to achieve 50 reaction or have given relatively low yields of product. Yields of methylmercuric iodide are also higher than those reported from the reaction between mercury and a solution of methyl iodide, and reactions of mercury salts with methyl iodide in solution. Author